Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 11/22
Shirkey blasted for offensive comment (again). Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is once again in hot water for making an offensive comment, this time referring to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as “on the batsh*t crazy spectrum.” Shirkey later apologized for the comment.
Benson updates state ID system. SOS Jocelyn Benson celebrated trans week by making it easier for trans Michiganders to get state IDs that reflect their actual identities. Get the full story here.
Dems introduce housing justice bills. Democratic lawmakers in the House have introduced bills aiming to take on homelessness. More on the legislation here.
Inmates report poor conditions in Michigan prison. After making headlines earlier this year for a scabies outbreak that went untreated for a year, a Michigan women’s prison is once again under fire for allegedly forcing inmates to live in poor conditions. More on the complaints here.
Kalamazoo approves sex ed overhaul. Kalamazoo Public schools has passed an updated sexual health education curriculum that will give students a more comprehensive education about their reproductive health. More on the overhaul here.
How the Snyder administration treated poor people. Michigan Advance Editor Susan Demas published a column this week calling out the Snyder administration’s terrible treatment of poor people. Read her full take here.
Tweet of the Week
State Rep. Darrin Camilleri talks Latina equal pay in this week’s Tweet of the Week.