Stories tagged: "Michigan Democrats"

Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) speaks at the state Capitol for the MI Body MI Choice event on Oct. 2, 2021. (Allison R. Donahue/Michigan Advance)
Black Lawmakers Pursue Legislation to Prevent Police Brutality in Michigan

Senate Appropriations Committee Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) said her colleagues plan to reintroduce measures to address police brutality, no-knock warrants and other matters such as funding for training.

Dems Start Checking Off Education Reform List for Michigan Students

The Michigan Senate took a big step toward undoing an unpopular GOP-backed rule requiring districts to flag poor readers in third grade to be held back for a year.

Democratic Lawmaker Looks to Expand Food Assistance for Thousands of Michiganders

Michigan Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) this month introduced legislation, Senate Bill 35, that would remove the legal requirement for DHHS to apply an asset test to determine eligibility for food assistance.

House Minority Leader Matt Hall (R-Richland) and Senate Minority Leader Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) talk to reporters in Hall’s office, Jan. 25, 2023. (Laina G. Stebbins/Michigan Advance)
GOP Holds Up Budget Bill, Forcing Democrat to Come in for the Vote After His Baby Was Born

Final negotiations on a supplemental budget bill have been teed up, but there was no shortage of drama with the first big piece of legislation taken up by the new Democratic-led Legislature.

Dozens attended a demonstration held at Detroit’s Palmer Park a few hours after the right-wing dominated U.S. Supreme Court decision was announced on Friday regarding the seminal 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. (Ken Coleman/Michigan Advance)
Study: States Protecting Abortion Access Have Higher Minimum Wage, Lower Incarceration Rates

A new study shows that there are direct correlations between a state’s economy and whether residents have access to abortion. And Michigan is, on average, faring better than states that have abortion bans in place. 

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaks with reporters at the Michigan Democratic Party's Election Day watch party in Detroit on Nov. 8, 2022. (Andrew Roth/Michigan Advance)
After Years of Misogyny, Racism and Threats in Lansing, Progressive Women Are in Charge

For the most part, the faces depicting Michigan’s legislative history in the state’s corridors of power are a sea of white men. That trend, however, is changing in Michigan.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Democratic Majority Keeps Abortion Access Center Stage in Lansing

Democratic lawmakers who won full control of state government in Michigan have put abortion access at the top of their agenda in the 2023 legislative session.