House Representatives From Michigan Introduce a Bill to Address PFAS Contamination
Congress will consider a bill requiring states to work with federal agencies to remove and remediate water contaminated with a dangerous chemical compound.
Detroit Schools Shut Off Water Fountains After Tests Found Lead Contamination
Detroit public schools shut off the district-wide water supply last week after tests found elevated levels of lead or copper in 34 schools.
State Agencies Turn Up High Levels of Harmful Chemicals in a Michigan County's Water
Tests have revealed that water in Parchment, Michigan, contains 20 times the federal health advisory for dangerous substances known as PFAS.
A Proposed Work Requirement Exemption in Michigan Is Mired in Controversy
Critics say the legislation being put forth in Michigan will unfairly benefit rural white communities over the more urban black areas—but is that true?
Michigan Immigrant Rights Advocates Score a Major Win in the Drivers' License Standoff
A bid by Republican legislators to identify residents' immigration status on state-issued identification would have marked them for discriminatory policing, activists say.
Michigan Will Stop Distributing Free Bottled Water to Flint Residents
Governor Rick Snyder announced Friday that the city's water supply is safe for residents.
Driver's Ed Is Becoming Harder for Poor Kids to Afford
As states have stopped funding driver's education, participation has declined, with lower-income teens and teens of color missing out.
The Policy Consequences of Partisan Gerrymandering
New research finds the issue of how legislative districts are drawn, currently being considered by the Supreme Court, is far from academic.
ACLU Sues Michigan for Funding Faith-Based Adoption Agencies That Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples
A 2015 law signed by Governor Rick Snyder protects child-placement agencies from providing services that conflict with their religious beliefs.
Detroit Will Remain Plagued by Housing Woes, Report Says
An aging population and decline in housing affordability are just two of the long-term issues residents of Detroit will face in coming years.