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Recent articles by David:

Whitmer wants to cut opioid deaths in half in 5 years

The goal of the new state programs is reduce the prevalence of diseases, provide overdose-reversal medications and increase the odds that participants will access recovery services. → Read More

Michigan Senate changes, OKs bill to lift deer-baiting ban

Baiting deer and elk is prohibited throughout the entire Lower Peninsula and parts of the Upper Peninsula under a ban that was initially approved in 2018. → Read More

Michigan car insurance fee falling to $100 a vehicle in July

LANSING (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries will pay $100 per vehicle starting in July, which will be 55% less than the record-high $220 → Read More

Michigan lawmaker criticized for comparing abortion, slavery

Michigan lawmaker criticized for comparing abortion, slavery → Read More

Michigan lawmaker criticized for comparing abortion to slavery

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said that allowing abortion is comparable to "the scourge we endured when we still had slavery in this country." → Read More

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers said Thursday that they were very close to agreeing to restore some funding she vetoed during a budget impasse, but a → Read More

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republicans are debating about putting money back into programs that Gov. Whitmer removed from the budget. → Read More

Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in → Read More

Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in → Read More

Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens

Large restaurant and grocery chains such as McDonald's, Walmart and Kroger have committed to buying only eggs from cage-free farms by 2025. → Read More

Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens

Michigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House on Wednesday. The main bill , which is part of a broader update of the state’s animal industry law, would change and delay confinement standards for hens. Each hen currently must be confined in a 1-square-foot space by April under a 2009 law. The bill… → Read More

Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money

Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid. → Read More

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes

The Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug's legalization for recreational use. → Read More

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes

One measure would, starting as early as 2022, provide for the automatic expungement of certain crimes without applications needing to be filed. → Read More

Q&A: Whitmer signs bills to treat 17-year-olds as juveniles

State Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, called the bill signing a historic event. → Read More

Lawsuit opposes signature check of absentee ballots in battleground Michigan

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Detroit by super PAC Priorities USA, which is expected to file additional voting-related suits in battleground Michigan during the 2020 election cycle. → Read More

Whitmer, GOP leaders dig in over limiting her budget powers

Cuts to other programs will start taking effect in coming weeks if a deal is not reached to fully or partially reverse the vetoes. → Read More

Whitmer, Dems back doomed bills to undo abortion limits

The legislation also would a nix a requirement that those wanting health insurance coverage for elective abortions buy additional coverage. → Read More

GOP leaders want Whitmer to weaken budget powers

Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature say the state budget will not be resolved until Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agrees to restrict her unilateral power to shift money within departments. → Read More

Michigan bill would curb pre-approval rules in health care

The bill almost certainly will be opposed by insurers, a powerful lobby in Lansing. → Read More