Stories tagged: "Michigan Legislature"

Diligent and curious elementary school students sitting in their classroom and carefully observing the class while wearing protective face mask during COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo/Getty)
Michigan’s Schools Are An “Engine of Inequality.” The New Legislature Wants to Fix it

Michigan's Legislature is making big moves on education funding.

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.

United Auto Workers members walk in the Labor Day parade in Detroit, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Unions Push for More National Labor Relations Board Funding

Labor groups are calling on the new Congress to build on last year's $25 million funding increase for the National Labor Relations Board, an agency they said has been chronically short-staffed and underfunded.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate talk during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Democratic Leaders Detail Tax Plans to Help Lift Michiganders Out of Poverty

Hundreds of thousands of Michigan families could soon see thousands of more dollars in their pockets if the state legislature backs Democrats’ plan to repeal the state retirement tax and expand Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit.

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Michigan Democrats Unveil First Moves in New Session

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democratic leaders have wasted no time outlining their highly anticipated priorities for the session.

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Report: Michigan Lags Behind 47 States in School Counselors Amid Staffing Crisis

Across the country, counselors are facing a more challenging workload than ever before—and Michigan is facing the brunt of the crisis.