Several reforms were proposed Tuesday following findings that the Abbott factory in Sturgis had poor sanitary conditions and the FDA was slow to react to a company whistleblower complaint, contributing to a baby formula shortage this spring.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon said Tuesday she would support a statewide ban on school books she deems ‘pornographic,’ the last salvo in a fight over LGBTQ inclusion and parental rights.
With abortion access threatened, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is taking steps to ensure easier access to reproductive health. That includes making it easier for Michigan pharmacists to directly prescribe birth control.
Large, rural school districts make for long, expensive bus routes that eat up budgets. Attracting teachers can be difficult and high-speed internet is hard to find. Consolidation saves money but residents fear loss of community.
Michigan Superintendent Michael Rice won’t remove training videos on making schools safe for LGBTQ students. Rice said there are times when it is not appropriate to tell parents when a student comes out about their gender identity.
The retail giant is trimming its footprint across the country after a pandemic building boom overshot today’s market. Other companies, including FedEx, are also scaling back amid a drop in the global volume of shipments.
Conservative parents and advocates are filling Lansing meetings of the state board to read excerpts from school library books with sexual themes. They want bans or restrictions on explicit material, but school books are selected at the local level.
Circle of Blue reporter Keith Schneider moderated a Zoom talk with three experts on the causes and possible solutions for toxic algae blooms in the Great Lakes, with opening remarks from Sen. Debbie Stabenow