LANSING, MI – A new report suggests Michigan's voter-approved medical marijuana law should be re-written. But, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the study's author also says that's unlikely unless the law is successfully challenged in court.
The two candidates running for Michigan's 7th congressional district traded jabs and accusations in a public debate Wednesday night in Charlotte. One of the most highly charged issues between Democrat Mark Schauer and Republican Tim Walberg was Social Security.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has proposed a plan to reclaim distressed property statewide and offer developers cheap or free land, interest-free loans, and no taxes for up to 12 years.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has adopted a resolution condemning the behavior of Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell for his personal campaign against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta, the resolution also calls on his boss, Attorney General Mike Cox, to launch an investigation.
Democratic nominee for governor Virg Bernero skipped a scheduled appearance before the State Board of Education Tuesday. Bernero and Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Brian Calley were on the agenda to present their education platforms and ideas.
LANSING, MI – Advocates for mother and infant health say the negative effects of budget cuts are reflected in Michigan's pregnancy statistics. The Right Start report from the Michigan League for Human Services says an uptick in low birth weights is of particular concern.
Jane Zehnder-Merrell is with the group. She says vital programs that help ensure the health of mothers and their babies are being cut.