Law and Policy


Food stamps could become more widely available to those formerly incarcerated with drug-related felonies.
Michigan Looks to Overturn Ban on Food Assistance for Returning Citizens

A statewide bill passed recently and could help allow residents with drug-related felonies to receive food stamps.

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READ: The Full Transcript of Gov. Whitmer’s Remarks on Kidnapping Plot

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was the victim of a domestic terror plot to kidnap and possibly kill her, officials announced. These were the words she had for Michiganders after.

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BREAKING: FBI Thwarts Attempted Coup, Kidnap of Gov. Whitmer in Michigan

Six conspirators were charged with attempts to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday, as well as discussing other ways to overthrow Michigan's government.

While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can no longer require masks in Michigan's public spaces, many local businesses are choosing to keep the practice in place.
Michigan Business Owners Still Want Protections After Court Strikes Down Gov. Whitmer’s Orders

Michigan’s business community is vowing to keep safety “a top priority” for customers after the state of emergency ends. Here’s how.

Mitch McConnell
8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

Mayor Heath of Adrian (left) apologized for posting signs banning things like eating or sleeping in parks (right) before the city commission even held a vote on the ordinance the sign referenced, banning activities targeting homeless people.
Adrian Unanimously Passes Bill Banning Public Eating Targeted at Homeless People

After two hours of debate, largely consisting of citizens opposing the ban, Adrian passed its controversial anti-camping ordinance.

Michael Thompson's prison identification photos show the progression of time; 25 years lost for a nonviolent offense.
Michigan Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Marijuana Could Finally Go Free

After more than 25 years in prison, Michael Thompson is “the longest-serving nonviolent offender in Michigan.”