Governor Rick Snyder says President Trump’s executive order on immigration has led to a “much-needed” national discussion on the subject.
A new law says local governments in Michigan can’t ban or limit the use of plastic bags by retailers.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley speaks on the Capitol steps about special education reforms at the rally.
While most of the rallies these days are focused on presidential candidates, a different kind of rally took place Wednesday on the State Capitol lawn. Parents, lawmakers and advocates gathered to raise awareness for the needs of special education students.
State officials have launched an effort to protect Michigan military installations from future efforts by the federal government to close bases.
There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students.
Under the legislation, teachers could still restrain and seclude special needs students in emergency situations.
A task force appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, says Michigan needs to change its current prescription drug monitoring system. A recent report released by the task force offered a number of recommendations. Continue reading
An executive order supporting and providing employment for people with disabilities was signed November 18 in Lansing.
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the measure called Employment First. It aims to improve workplace support and services for those who need it.
Calley said the order will encourage businesses to help employees with disabilities grow in their work, and personal lives.
Under the order, state departments that provide services and support to those with disabilities will ensure the policies, procedures, and funding that goes along with Employment First.
Calley is head of the Mental Health and Wellness Commission, who recommended the order.
The State Rehabilitation Council will oversee the implementation of the Employment First.
The sale or possession of powdered alcohol will soon be outlawed in Michigan, with exceptions for hospitals and researchers at universities. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the bill Wednesday morning because Governor Rick Snyder was in Canada.
The federal government approved powdered alcohol for the marketplace last year, but states also regulate the sale of alcohol. Supporters of the ban say powdered alcohol could be easily used by minors to spike soft drinks. Continue reading
A state task force has issued 25 recommendations on how to combat the rise in prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction. More than 15 hundred people in Michigan die every year from overdosing on narcotic painkillers or heroin.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley supports Kevin’s Law.
The state legislature is considering an update to Michigan’s 10-year-old mental health law.
Kevin’s Law went into effect ten years ago – but it hasn’t worked exactly the way lawmakers intended.
Under the current law, a patient had to already be undergoing treatment before a court could order a treatment plan. Continue reading
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is pushing for changes in Michigan’s special education system.
Governor Rick Snyder is still in the hospital being treated for a blood clot in his leg. But he is getting some work done. Continue reading