Colin Jackson is a reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network.

Birth control access bills appear in committee

Michigan bills to allow trained pharmacists to prescribe birth control methods, like contraceptive patches, received a hearing Tuesday before the...

Redistricting commission chooses new map to submit for court approval

Michigan’s redistricting commission approved a new state House district plan for court review Wednesday. The court had previously struck down...

MSU students commemorate one year since shooting with gathering at state Capitol

A few dozen Michigan State University students and their supporters met on the state Capitol steps Thursday to memorialize one...

Deadline looming for Redistricting Commission to fix Detroit districts

Six draft state House district plans advanced to a public comment period at Wednesday’s Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission meeting....

Redistricting commission hears Voting Rights Act report, approves plan for new map submissions

Michigan’s redistricting commission should aim for at least 11 state House districts around metro Detroit that give a minority community...

Human trafficking bills pass state Senate  

A bill package passed Thursday in the Michigan Senate could mean human trafficking survivors would no longer have to appear...

Free preschool, community college headlines Whitmer’s State of the State address

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put economic development, free community college and preschool for 4-year-olds, and some love for the Detroit Lions...

Strategic Fund board approves incentives for EV, battery projects  

A planned Detroit battery assembly operation received approval for around $12 million worth of state business incentives Tuesday. That breaks...

SCOTUS denies redistricting stay as in-person meetings get underway  

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to stop the redrawing of seven Michigan state House districts. The order...

Pete Hoekstra named new chair of MI GOP by anti-Karamo faction

One faction of the Michigan Republican Party chose former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, as their new chair...

Redistricting commission takes first stab at redraw  

The first crack at redrawing seven Michigan state House districts in metro Detroit that were struck down by a recent...

Federal court deems 13 of Michigan’s House and Senate districts unconstitutional

A federal court ruled Thursday that more than a dozen Michigan state House and Senate districts around metro Detroit violate...