Stories tagged: "Michigan Legislature"


FILE - Health aide Angela Martin helps former Detroit Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov into his wheelchair on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Konstantinov suffered a severe brain stem injury from an accident in a limousine with an impaired driver after a Stanley Cup celebration nearly 25 years ago. He was in danger of losing his 24/7 care he has had for two-plus decades, but major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were severely injured before summer 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. It is a victory for long-term victims of motor vehicle crashes and their care providers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Long-Term Victims of Car Crashes in Michigan Win Key Court Decision

Major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were catastrophically injured before the summer of 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday.

Voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.
Court Shuts Down Lawmakers Amid Abortion Fight in Michigan

A decision from a three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals means that abortion is still fully legal in all 83 counties across Michigan.

Political tensions have spiked in Michigan. (Steven_Kriemadis from Getty Images Signature via Canva)
What Gets Done When Your Governor’s a Democrat and the State Legislature is Republican?

Over the last few years, a hyper-partisan political climate led by Republican lawmakers in Lansing has helped to transform even common-sense proposals into a tightrope walk down a political minefield.

Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 2: The Deception

In Part 2, we put the indirect initiative loophole under the microscope to highlight three levels of deception that can be used to exploit the process.

Photo Source: The Michigan State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark
The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

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Two Conservative-Backed Initiative Campaigns Submit Signatures. What Happens Now?

Secure MI Vote and Let MI Kids Learn want to squeeze their initiatives through to the Legislature by the end of the year, but that seems unlikely. 

The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

A four-part investigation into Michigan's legislative loophole, the indirect initiative.