Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a press conference in April. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Signs Directive Aimed at Relieving Student Loan Strain for Michiganders

As the US Supreme Court approaches a ruling on President Joe Biden’s proposal to forgive a portion of student loan debt, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has instructed various state agencies to explore cost-cutting mechanisms for borrowers in Michigan. 

Senate Bills Seek to Provide Michiganders With Paid Family and Medical Leave

Two bills in the Michigan Senate could allow employees around the state up to 15 weeks of paid leave from work to deal with family and medical issues.

Michigan Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors on Thursday

The bill's sponsor says conversion therapy, the practice of intervening to alter an individual’s gender expression or sexuality to conform to heterosexuality, involves psychologically damaging processes.

Phyllis Hotchkiss talks to her son, Glen Hotchkiss, at her nursing home in Adrian. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
As 1M Michiganders Face Losing Medicaid, Dems Vow to Fight for Health Care Coverage

Health care for Michiganders and people across the country is under attack by congressional Republicans who are supporting legislation that could end Medicaid coverage for as many as 1 million Michigan residents.

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker Prince (1958-2016) performs onstage during his 1986 Parade Tour on June 7, 1986, at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Ross Marino/Getty Images)
Throwback to 1980: Remembering the First Time Prince Performed in Detroit

On March 23, 1980, the late recording artist Prince performed for the first time in Detroit. The concert stop was during Rick James’ “Fire It Up” tour at Cobo Arena.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) led the Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill. (Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib via Facebook)
Michigan Democrat Leads Effort to Strengthen Landmark Civil Rights Laws

A group of Democratic US House members on Thursday called for the GOP-led chamber to pass the Justice For All Act, which they say will protect Americans from racial discrimination. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs the Lowering MI Costs legislation into law on Tuesday, March 7. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Michigan’s ‘Punitive’ Third-Grade Reading Law

A long-sought-after Democratic bill to do away with Michigan’s controversial third-grade reading law cleared final passage in the state House on Tuesday, moving the legislation to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for her likely signature.