Department Director Appointed

Department Director Appointed

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was appointed the director of the Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP). She is taking on the role from acting director Michelle Richard, who will stay in the department in a leadership role. The appointment...
Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Bipartisan legislation requiring insurers to cover treatments for mental health and substance use disorder at the same level as physical health services was signed into law by Governor Whitmer. Key Points: The legislation was sponsored by Senator Sarah Anthony...
Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to streamline Renaissance Zones, a state program that incentivizes job growth and investment in areas of the state that need more of both. This change aims to cut red tape and incentivize more businesses...
Looking Ahead to the Week of May 25 – 31, 2024

Looking Ahead to the Week of May 25 – 31, 2024

MLC will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. State offices are also closed that day. The House has scheduled session for Tuesday – Thursday, while the Senate has tentative session days Tuesday – Thursday. The 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference...
Primary Election Overview: 9th House District

Primary Election Overview: 9th House District

Through the primary election on August 6, we will highlight races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base. The candidate’s website, professional information, and a sample of known endorsements are listed when available. District Overview The 9th...
Spotlight on Representative Helena Scott

Spotlight on Representative Helena Scott

Representative Helena Scott (D-Detroit) chairs the House Energy, Communications, and Technology Committee, a highly influential committee responsible for energy policy and oversight for the state. She also serves as the historian for the Michigan Legislative Black...