Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson covers state government alongside health care, business and the environment. A graduate of Michigan State University, Kyle studied journalism and political science. He previously covered community events, breaking news, state policy and the environment for outlets including the Lansing State Journal, the Detroit Free Press and Capital News Service.

Detroit neighborhood, Hamtramck will receive federal aid to address repeated flooding

By: - August 29, 2023

Detroit’s Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood will receive federal funding to install new sewer mains, according to a Monday announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The neighborhood is located on the lower eastside of Detroit and has faced repeated flooding since the 1950s. According to a statement from FEMA, the new sewer mains will help […]

Thousands remain without power following severe storms and tornadoes across Michigan

By: - August 28, 2023

Michiganders throughout the state are continuing to sort through the aftermath of severe storms and multiple tornadoes, facing flooding, power outages and damage from the storms.  A bout of severe thunderstorms Wednesday and early Thursday morning led to flooding, road closures and stranded vehicles in Wayne and Monroe counties. Michigan was hit by even more […]

University of Michigan grad workers celebrate new contract, promise continued action 

By: - August 25, 2023

Graduate student employees gathered Friday on the steps of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan to celebrate the ratification of their new contract, following a five-month-long strike. The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) American Federation of Teachers Local 3550 announced on Friday that 97% of its members voted in favor of ratifying the […]

Michigan Dems rally around bills aimed at increasing access to solar energy

By: - August 25, 2023

Democratic lawmakers stressed “simple fixes” to Michigan’s energy woes in a web conference announcing the “MI Power for All” plan on Thursday. The plan combines six bills introduced earlier this year into a package focused on increasing access to solar energy within the state. If passed, lawmakers say these bills would also help address energy […]

How Michigan businesses can make themselves more accessible to people with disabilities

By: - August 25, 2023

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights on Thursday outlined legal requirements and resources at a webinar for Michigan businesses and organizations looking to ensure their services are accessible to people with disabilities. The conference, held Thursday morning, was part of the department’s MI Response to Hate Campaign, which holds monthly online forums focused on hate […]

Dispute over documents delays considerations to move election tabulators trial

By: - August 24, 2023

Oakland County Circuit Judge Jeffery S. Matis will consider a request to move the case against attorneys Stefanie Lambert Junttila and Matt DePerno and former state rep. Daire Rendon (R-Lake City) to Antrim County in two weeks, following a hearing on the motion Wednesday afternoon.  Lambert Junttila, who was the last person charged in Special […]

Canvassers address concerns on ‘grassroots’ origins of recall petitions

By: - August 23, 2023

Attorney Mark Brewer on Monday presented the Board of State Canvassers with evidence he argued proves recall petitions filed against multiple state lawmakers did not have grassroots origins. “These are not spontaneous grassroots efforts at all. They’re being organized and coordinated statewide, with the involvement of at least one out-of-state [political action committee], and a […]

Canvassers approve recall petition against MacDonell, reject remaining five due to lack of clarity

By: - August 21, 2023

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers on Monday approved another recall petition against a state lawmaker and rejected five other petitions due to a lack of clarity.  The board voted 3-0 to approve a recall petition against Rep. Sharon MacDonell (D-Troy) that cited her yes vote in support of red flag gun laws signed earlier […]

Michigan ‘bill of rights for the homeless’ to be introduced as part of larger housing package

By: - August 20, 2023

For people experiencing homelessness, the trauma of losing access to housing is a major burden that’s often worsened by the barriers people face when trying to find housing, employment or access public services and medical care. Folks experiencing homelessness often face a Catch-22 when applying for work without a permanent address, including discomfort in applying […]

Court sets dates for examination in Michigan 2020 false electors cases

By: and - August 18, 2023

Many of the individuals charged in connection with the 2020 false electors scheme appeared in court on Friday to set dates for their preliminary examinations.  Of the case’s 16 defendants, 14 were scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause conference, with the exception of William Choate, who was scheduled for a preliminary examination […]

Nessel says appeals court ruling on the abortion pill will not impact Michigan

By: - August 18, 2023

After a Wednesday federal appeals court ruling that modifies prescription and dosage instructions for the abortion pill was put on hold while the Supreme Court determines whether to take the case, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel weighed in on the ruling.  Study cited by Texas judge in abortion-pill case under investigation The opinion from the […]

Lawmakers applaud additional PFAS cleanup measures at former Wurtsmith Air Force Base

By: - August 17, 2023

The United States Department of Defense announced on Thursday that it will be taking additional measures to expedite PFAS cleanup at the former Wurtsmith Airforce Base in Iosco County.  Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said the department will install groundwater treatment systems at two additional Wurtsmith sites to stop the flow […]