The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is going to have to change how it handles some of its food assistance claims. Under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits can be revoked from anyone who committed a felony and is fleeing authorities. Continue reading →
The state Court of Appeals says a fund created by the Legislature to pay the medical bills of catastrophically injured accident victims does not have to publicly share details on how it operates. Continue reading →
Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday. But while goers ogled the plethora of fruits and vegetables, State Representative Dave Pagel (R-Berrien Springs) was there to bring attention to the lack of healthy food access in Michigan. Continue reading →
The campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan is taking its case to the state Supreme Court. That’s after a Michigan Court of Claims judge rejected its bid to get on the November ballot. The M-I Legalize campaign wants state elections officials to count petition signatures gathered outside a 180-day window. The judge says the elections officials were following the rules when they rejected the signatures as too old. Continue reading →
Small businesses are a priority. That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.
Clinton released a plan for small businesses today (Tues.). Continue reading →
More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past. A new study shows the first decline in feelings about fiscal health since the end of the Great Recession. Continue reading →
Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future. A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan’s opioid drug problem. A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system. Continue reading →
Michigan auto workers and labor leaders gathered Friday morning to oppose Republican nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Dimondale, Michigan later that day. The group gathered with a very clear message: Donald Trump would a “disaster” for Michigan. Continue reading →
State Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking every judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a voting rights decision. It says Michigan voters will be allowed to use a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates. Continue reading →
The grants are called home visitation grants. They were awarded to 15 intermediate school districts.
Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan department of Education.
He said the grants will help young children get extra attention to prepare them for school.
“ We’re talking about young children before they get into the K-12 system. To get them an early head start if you will on learning. And with research showing the positive result that can come at that- at such an early start. “
DiSessa said grants have been awarded in districts including Saginaw and Ingham county.
The funding is expected to help 600 families prepare kids for school.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will have a key role in democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential move into the White House. The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday that Granholm is a co-chair on Clinton’s transition team. Continue reading →
A new bill would make physician-assisted suicide legal in Michigan The bill is modeled after Oregon’s law, and requires two doctors to agree that the patient will likely die within six months. The patient would also have to be over 18 years-old, and meet certain criteria before getting medicine from a doctor that will end their life. Continue reading →