President Joe Biden speaks about his 2024 proposed budget at the Finishing Trades Institute, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden’s Budget Would Tax Billionaires, Corporations to Strengthen Medicare, Expand Child Care, and Help Families

Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.

State Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) speaks at Mothering Justice’s “Mama’s March” on June 15, 2022. (Anna Gustafson/Michigan Advance)
Black Mothers to Michigan Lawmakers: Time for Paid Family Leave

As the 30th anniversary of the seminal federal Family Medical Leave Act nears, African American Michigan mothers and caregivers on Thursday shared their experiences and called for state paid leave legislation. 

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Top 10: Most Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys and girls in Michigan using data from the Social Security Administration.

Aparna Shrivastava, right, takes a photo with her partner Shelby Teeter after President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Signs Respect for Marriage Act, Providing Federal Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

The bill’s signing comes as Democrats and LGBTQ advocates have expressed growing fear over the possibility that the landmark 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges—which legalized gay marriage nationwide—could be overturned following the Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade earlier this year.

The "Tunnel of Trees" is a stretch of M-119 north of Petoskey that's known for some the best views of fall colors in Michigan.
7 Must-Visit Michigan Destinations You Can Get Into for Free

There’s no shortage of fun (and free) things to do in Michigan this fall.

Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

16 Michigan Traditions to Start with Your Family This Fall and Winter

Autumn has arrived in Michigan—and with a new season comes a host of new traditions that you can share with your family.