Governor Snyder hopes the state House will turn its attention soon to a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage.
Backers of same-sex marriage are launching what they call ‘an education campaign’.
It may eventually evolve into a ballot effort to reverse Michigan’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Emily Dievendorf is part of the “Michigan for Marriage” campaign. She says Michiganders need to understand why gays and lesbians want the same ability to marry as heterosexuals….
“We want marriage and need marriage for all the same reasons that you do. And it certainly is ‘legal rights’, but it’s also we’re falling in love for all the same cheesy, beautiful reasons that you are … and that’s hard to get out of,” said Dievendorf.
A federal judge recently struck down Michigan’s same- sex marriage ban. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.
Dievendorf says … if necessary … the education campaign can morph into a political campaign … to put the issue on the 20-16 ballot.
Inbreeding is wreaking havoc on the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park. That’s according to John Vucetich, head of a decades-old study of the predator/prey relationship between the island’s wolves and moose.
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County due to freezing and broken water and sewer pipes caused by a deep frost line.
A study of the predator-prey relationship between moose and wolves on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. WNMU’s Nicole Walton has more.
If a personal emergency hit tomorrow, nearly 40 percent of Michigan residents would have little or no savings to cover the costs, according to a 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard, which ranks the state 27th in the nation for household financial security.
When people take generic drugs, they may be unwittingly surrendering some of their legal rights, according to Allison Zieve, an attorney with the watchdog group Public Citizen, who explained that that’s because of a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.
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Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.
In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.
“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”
Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.
“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”
Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.
He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.
A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.
A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.
Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.
Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.