Law and Policy

FILE - President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Here’s How the Biden Administration Has Tackled The Mental Health Crisis

The Biden administration has invested billions into improving mental health care in the United States.

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

FILE - Wind turbines work at sunset on a wind farm near Del Rio, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nearly $11 billion investment on Tuesday, May 16, to help bring affordable clean energy to rural communities throughout the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Republicans’ Potential Repeal of Clean Energy Law Threatens Jobs, Communities, and Climate

House Republicans’ latest attack on the Inflation Reduction Act comes in the form of the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which would repeal or shorten clean energy and manufacturing incentives.

FILE - The BP Whiting refinery in East Chicago, Ind., stands on Sept. 21, 2017. A BP subsidiary will pay a $40 million penalty and install technology to control releases of benzene and other contaminants at its Whiting oil refinery on the Indiana shoreline of Lake Michigan, Biden administration officials said Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (DroneBase via AP, File)
BP Subsidiary Agrees to Record $40M Penalty and Pollution-Cutting Steps at Lake Michigan Refinery

A BP subsidiary will pay a $40 million penalty and install technology to control releases of contaminants at its Whiting oil refinery on the Indiana shoreline of Lake Michigan, officials said Wednesday.

Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) speaks during a bill signing event in April. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Lawmakers Take Action to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors—and Punish Their Abusers

A bipartisan package of state legislation will help students protect themselves from sexual assault, allow survivors to maintain their privacy, and ramp up penalties for doctors who prey on their patients.

Hundreds of people rally at the state Capitol in Lansing for "Survivors Speak Michigan," an annual event organized by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. (The 'Gander/Kyle Kaminski)
Hundreds Rally for Michigan Lawmakers to Pass Bills That Can Help Both Victims and Inmates

Survivors of crimes and elected officials are banding together to push for statewide legislative reforms that could help victims heal from trauma, renew a focus on rehabilitation, and end cycles of crime across Michigan.

New police officers participate in "Trooper Recruit School" with the Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police via Facebook)
A New Bill Aims to Stop Michigan Cops From Lying to Children—Because They Can Really Do That

A first-term state representative from Garden City is pushing for legislation that would prevent police officers from using deceptive tactics to solicit confessions from kids, which is legal in Michigan.