Only one state has decriminalized psychedelic plants. Could Michigan be the second?
The school hired an outside Title IX attorney to investigate Tracy’s complaint and the investigation concluded in July, according to the USA Today report. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5-6 to determine if Tucker violated the school’s sexual harassment and exploitation policy, the newspaper reported.
Armed with a Democratic trifecta in Lansing for the first time in 40 years, the governor and lawmakers hope to keep the pressure on in the second-half of 2023.
There's also money to make school lunches free, expand broadband access, and install cameras along freeways in Detroit.
The minimum age that someone can get married at in Michigan is 16 years old. The new law raises that to 18.
A second offense could come with a $5,000 fine. Balloon debris is a major problem on the Great Lakes since animals that ingest them are at a higher risk of death than those that eat other forms of plastic.
The bill enables a court to order that weapons to be seized from their owners if they are determined to be a threat to themselves or others.
Michigan Democrats failed to get enough Republican votes to secure the $180 rebate checks. Two other major changes to Michigan's tax policy did pass, however.
The state approved a constitutional amendment that enshrined the right to an abortion in 2022. However, the state still has laws on the books banning abortion and contraceptives.
The budget calls for universal pre-k and school meals, a field trip for every 4th grader, and a waiving of the sales tax on electric vehicle purchases.
Michigan would be the first state to follow the federal government in banning the app from public employee's phones.
Many wondered how long Michigan Democrats would take to introduce their bills. It appears they're not waiting at all, which could set up a major fight with state Republicans.
"It is significant that the gavel is changing hands from Republicans to Democrats," she said. "People who in the past have been excluded from these halls of power due to race, religion, sexual orientation are now senators."
When Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield said they wouldn't work to overturn Michigan's election, Trump posted the lawmakers' personal cell phone numbers online.
Iowa has traditionally held the country's first caucus and New Hampshire the first primary. Michigan just took a big step in overtaking both as the first presidential contest.
In the past two elections, Democrats in Michigan gained a majority of votes but it was Republicans who controlled the government. The 2022 midterm revealed what kind of impact fair maps can have on an election.
Democrats haven't controlled the state House, Senate, and governor's office at the same time in 38 years.
The Supreme Court's monumental ruling on abortion has put the spotlight on state governments and the partisan lean they now have following decades of gerrymandering.
"Their alternative is to do nothing," said Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) of the Republicans."Thoughts and prayers are not a substitute for policy."
Term limits in Michigan allow for no more than 14 years in the legislature. Supporters of changing the rule say the length of time in the legislature made law making more difficult.