Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 11/15
Budget talks still stalled. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey saying he feels “optimistic” about reaching a consensus, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the legislature are still at an impasse on budget supplementals. More on the ongoing negotiations here.
Michigan 2018 candidates impacted by Islamophobia. Muslim candidates for office in Michigan experienced a significant amount of Islamophobia during their campaigns, according to data from a recent analysis. More on these issues here.
Michiganders show up for DACA in DC. As DACA went before the Supreme Court, activists from across Michigan went to Washington, DC, to spread awareness and show solidarity. More on them here.
MSU students stand up for immigrants. MSU students are standing up for immigrants and demanding that officials make MSU a sanctuary school. Get the full story here.
Bills would end surprise medical billing in Michigan. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have introduced bills that aim to tackle the problem of surprise medical bills. More on the legislation here.
Michigan part of national GOP power grab. An article published in the Michigan Advance this week examined Michigan Republicans’ move to secure more political power in the context of a broader national trend. Get the full story here.
Tweet of the Week
State Sen. Rosemary Bayer slams gerrymandering and defends Proposal 2 in this week’s Tweet of the Week.