Author Archives: Jake Neher

LGBT activists ready to “blow up” civil rights bill if it ignores gender identity


Supporters of adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law say they have enough votes in the Legislature to pass a bill before the end of the year. But they say that’s only if Republican leaders take up a version of the bill that includes protections for gender identity. Read more

Prison reform activists see opportunity in “lame duck” for legislative overhaul

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Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session. Read more

State education officials preparing for adoption of new science standards


State education officials are preparing to implement new science standards in schools. The state Board of Education could adopt the Next Generation standards as soon as next month.
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