Law and Policy


Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon supports banning abortion care in Michigan—a scenario that could become much closer to reality if Republicans are elected to Congress in November. (Kyle Kaminski/'Gander Newsroom)
Proposed National Abortion Ban Highlights Future of Reproductive Freedom Under GOP Leadership

Recently proposed legislation makes clear that Republican lawmakers—including those from Michigan—would curtail reproductive freedoms if they take control of Congress. And for voters, that means the future of abortion care will be decided at the polls in November.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michiganders Will Have the Chance to Vote on Reproductive Freedom in November After High Court Ruling

All Michiganders who are registered to vote—not just politicians and judges—will decide whether reproductive freedoms are constitutionally protected in the state at the General Election on Nov. 8.

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True or False: Common Claims About Inflation in Michigan

Inflation is still hovering at a 40-year high. Will the Inflation Reduction Act or student loan forgiveness make a difference in Michigan?

Marijuana is fully legal in Michigan, 18 other states, and Washington D.C., and legal for medicinal use in 18 additional states.
Democrats Want Biden to Decriminalize Weed. It’s an Idea Michiganders Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Michiganders want legal weed, and so do seven in 10 Americans. It's about as popular of an idea that can exist in modern politics.

It's illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Michigan, but there is no established limit. (Courtesy/Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police Halt Marijuana THC Tests Amid Lab Problems

The Michigan State Police crime lab has stopped screening blood samples for THC, the compound that gives marijuana users a high, after problems with testing, a spokeswoman said.

FILE - Health aide Angela Martin helps former Detroit Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov into his wheelchair on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Konstantinov suffered a severe brain stem injury from an accident in a limousine with an impaired driver after a Stanley Cup celebration nearly 25 years ago. He was in danger of losing his 24/7 care he has had for two-plus decades, but major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were severely injured before summer 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. It is a victory for long-term victims of motor vehicle crashes and their care providers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Long-Term Victims of Car Crashes in Michigan Win Key Court Decision

Major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were catastrophically injured before the summer of 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday.

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Two Conservative-Backed Initiative Campaigns Submit Signatures. What Happens Now?

Secure MI Vote and Let MI Kids Learn want to squeeze their initiatives through to the Legislature by the end of the year, but that seems unlikely.