Stories tagged: "Michigan Democrats"

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing in 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Republicans Are Trying to Roll Back Reproductive Rights. It’s Not Going to Work.

Republican lawmakers introduced bills to repeal reproductive freedoms in Michigan. Apparently nobody told them the state constitution—and millions of Michiganders—won’t let that happen.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs legislation to expand tuition assistance for spouses and children of Michigan National Guard members.
Michigan National Guard Spouses and Children to Get Cheap (or Free) College Under New Law

New legislation will make it easier for Michigan National Guard spouses and their children to earn a cheap college degree or professional certificate—no strings attached.

Alondra Alvarez, a student at Western International High School, goes through a metal detector and has her backpack checked as she enters the school in Detroit in 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Schools Lean on Backpack Bans After Republicans Delay Gun Safety Laws

Michiganders are frustrated over new backpack bans at public schools. Republican lawmakers may have played a role in their necessity. Now students are dealing with the consequences.  

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, bill sponsors and other activists in repealing Michigan's abortion ban. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer)
Democrats Take More Action to Protect Reproductive Freedoms in Michigan

Democrats are continuing to protect abortion rights in Michigan this week as state lawmakers advance a bill that outlaws companies from retaliating against employees who receive abortions.

State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) with one of her young children. (Stephanie Chang for Senate via Facebook)
New Bills to Help Michigan Moms With Child Care—So They Can Run for Office

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would enable state and local political candidates to spend campaign donations on childcare and caregiving—and it could help thousands of ordinary people run for office.

In this Nov. 3, 2005 file photo, an empty corridor in the Michigan Youth Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Mich. is shown.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Some Michigan Prisoners May Receive ‘Second Look’ at Freedom Under New State Legislation 

Legislation from three Democratic lawmakers could open the door for some non-violent criminals to be released early from prison.