Oxfam: Michigan ranks 26th among states for workers’ rights in 2023

BY: - September 4, 2023

Michigan remains in the bottom half for best states to work in at 26th place, according to the annual ranking from Oxfam, a global organization focused on inequality and poverty. The ranking considers policies and programs in place that protect workers’ abilities to organize, maintain wellness and be paid fairly. Since the ranking started coming […]

New: Michigan exploring options to seek higher court input on Line 5 battle

BY: - January 10, 2023

A “disappointing” jurisdictional ruling for the state of Michigan has left court proceedings for Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against Canadian pipeline company Enbridge in the lurch. But as Nessel v. Enbridge goes on five months without new filings, the attorney general’s office is looking at all options available to bring the lawsuit back to […]

Democrats strip Iowa of first-in-the-nation prize, tap South Carolina for first primary

BY: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in South Carolina would go first in picking Democratic presidential nominees, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan if their states go along with a proposal a key Democratic National Committee panel approved Friday.  The Rules and Bylaws Committee’s nearly unanimous voice vote proposes moving the Democratic primary’s earliest election date […]

Judge rules for tribe in Line 5 suit, says Enbridge is trespassing and must pay damages

BY: - September 9, 2022

Short of an order to decommission the Line 5 pipeline, an Ojibwe tribe on the south shore of Lake Superior secured a different legal victory Thursday in its federal lawsuit against Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been locked in a legal battle with […]

Tate resolution urges DOJ to investigate 11 Michigan GOP lawmakers for seditious conspiracy

BY: - July 21, 2022

Updated 3:16 p.m., 7/22/2022 with comment from Rep. Paquette A House resolution introduced by state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit) on Wednesday calls for 11 of his Republican colleagues to be investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the crime of seditious conspiracy. State Reps. Gary Eisen (R-St. Clair Twp.), John Reilly (R-Oakland), Julie […]

Whitmer directs MDOT to accelerate pothole fixes

BY: - March 2, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that she is kicking her campaign promise to “fix the damn roads” into “overdrive,” calling on the state’s transportation department to use all available resources to speed up pothole repairs on state trunkline highways. Executive Directive 2022-2 directs the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to prioritize all activities related to […]

Lawmakers decry Russian invasion, call for sanctions and divestment

BY: - March 1, 2022

As Russia continues its large-scale military assault on Ukraine, Michigan lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are coming forward to condemn the invasion and express solidarity with Ukraine. There were several legislative actions on this front Tuesday, including a Senate resolution urging the “world community” and United Nations (UN) to issue further sanctions against […]

FAA: Michigan laser pointers targeted aircraft in flight 810 times over last decade

BY: and - September 7, 2021

People in Michigan pointed lasers at aircraft in flight 810 times from 2010 to 2020, breaking federal law, records show. Michigan had the 22nd most incidents in the report of data from all 50 states, as well as and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands and […]

Whitmer to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday as case numbers trend downward

BY: - June 17, 2021

All COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masks will come to an end early next week, 10 days ahead of schedule, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, both indoor and outdoor settings may increase capacity back to 100% and residents will no longer be required to wear a face mask. Whitmer said the early […]

Whitmer recognizes state essential workers

BY: - June 17, 2021

The last 15 months have been tough for Denise Bonds, a health care worker at Detroit Medical Center. She battled COVID-19 for three weeks during that period and witnessed a co-worker forced to do the same. “We are more than our jobs,” said Bonds on Thursday. “We are human beings…We want to be appreciated for […]

Nessel praises lawmakers for elder abuse awareness resolutions

BY: - June 15, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel commended the Michigan House and Senate Tuesday for recognizing the day as Elder Abuse Awareness Day and for declaring June 2021 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. The Democratic attorney general has prioritized elder abuse issues since her first months in office. In March 2019, Nessel teamed up with Michigan Supreme Court […]

Michigan hopes to be among first states to adopt digital driver’s licenses in iOS 15

BY: - June 14, 2021

Michigan hopes to be among the first states to adopt a feature coming to iPhones this fall: digital driver’s licenses. Apple announced during their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote recently that beginning with iOS 15, iPhone users will be able to scan their driver’s license and store the information in the Apple Wallet app. […]