Stories tagged: "State Senate"


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How 3 New Bills Attack Public Education For Michigan Families

Michigan Republicans are trying to pass education bills that put public money toward private schools. Here’s why that’s unconstitutional. 

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
Michigan Senate Approves Bill Requiring Police Training on Bias and De-escalation: ‘We Must Change This’

The Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill to minimize the use of force just over a week after the killing of George Floyd.

Is that facemask a Confederate flag? Photo via WLNS.
The Awkward Story Of This Michigan Senator’s Confederate Flag Mask — That He Said Wasn’t One

A Republican state senator is in the spotlight for his strange attempt to justify — and later apologize for — a face mask that he said wasn't the Confederate flag. Decide for yourself.