Senator Sponsors Bill Contrary To State Guidelines Regarding Transgender Kids And BathroomsA Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex."
Firing State Employees Would Be Easier Under New BillsRepublican House Speaker Kevin Cotter was quick to say that the legislation isn't a reaction to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.
Michigan Senate Approves Bills To Thwart Meth ManufacturingThe legislation now awaits Gov. Snyder's signature.
After Flint, Lawmakers Study $165M For Other InfrastructureKey legislators are receptive to the concept of the new fund but say details must be hashed out, including how much to spend initially and how to spend it.
Bill To Let More Foreigners Drive In Michigan Cruises AheadIt could get easier for some people from other countries to drive in Michigan during short visits.
Detroit Students' Education Takes Back Seat In Funding TalksDetroit is among the poorest districts in the country, and it shows in test results; the district ranks among the worst in the nation in standardized test scores.
House OK's Plan To Send Frail Prisoners To Nursing HomesAbout 120 frail prisoners a year would be released to live in a nursing home under a plan approved by the Michigan House late Wednesday.
Bills To Raise Adult Criminal Age To 18 Advance In MichiganAs current Michigan law stands, 17-year-olds are automatically prosecuted, sentenced and locked up as adults if they commit a crime.
House OKs Bill To Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juvenile OffendersBills advancing in Michigan's Legislature would stop automatically treating 17-year-old criminal offenders as adults and instead put them in the juvenile justice system.
Michigan Senate Approves Overhaul Of Domestic Violence LawsThe package takes into account previously overlooked ways that abusers can manipulate or terrorize victims, such as harming someone's pet.
Some Lawmakers, Businesses Upset With Beer, Wine Sale BillBig businesses like Meijer are "becoming so dominant as to be crushing," said Rep. Ray Franz. He thinks the bill will make it even easier for big box stores to swallow mom-and-pop shops.
Michigan House Passes Bills To Prevent Abortion CoercionA person also couldn't threaten to cut off legally required financial support, such as financial aid or employment, if a woman decides to keep a child.