|By GLORIA NZEKA Capital News Service LANSING – Voter advocacy and civil rights groups are petitioning for a state constitutional amendment that would make it easier for Michigan residents to vote. The campaign, called “Promote the Vote,” seeks to give … Continue reading →
|By CRYSTAL CHEN Capital News Service LANSING – A few charter school teachers in Michigan have joined a union because, leaders say, the schools may be violating their labor rights. The 294 charter schools in Michigan have about 10,000 teachers … Continue reading →
In a series of shocking twists and turns, Senate Republicans were able to pass their tax bill, their first legislative victory of the year. The Senate Tax bill calls for a mass overhaul of the American tax code. Everything from tax brackets, health care to graduate student loan rates were touched upon.
Across the country politicians are born everyday and what could better strengthen them for their future, than a model club? The Model United Nations Club is a part of many high schools in the U.S. There are conferences in different states each year that prepare students for the real world of politics, The United Nations. Williamston High School, along with its middle school, has a Model United Nations Club of its own and they’re looking forward to helping students reach their goals through the organization. Senior student and secretary general of Williamston’s Model U.N, Lia Bommarito, said their club of 40 members meet every Wednesday and they’re almost always preparing for conferences. The club travels across the U.S. to about five conferences each year and the biggest event is where they get together with other high schools to debate policy, representing different nations.
|By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — The recent FBI and State Police search of Sen. Bert Johnson’s office in Lansing and home in Highland Park serves as a reminder that illegal conduct, corruption and scandal don’t carry party … Continue reading →
|By ISAAC CONSTANS Capital News Service LANSING — There are 148 members of the Legislature. Just 34 are women. One is in a leadership position. “You’re not getting kind of that balance between who your representatives are and who your … Continue reading →
|By ISAAC CONSTANS Capital News Service LANSING — About 2.5 million Michiganders could lose health care coverage under the Republican-proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy. The study comes on the heels … Continue reading →
The New York Times, CNN and other press organizations were barred from attending a non-televised briefing at the White House on Feb. 24, according to The Washington Post. The situation raised questions about the First Amendment rights of the press and alarmed many journalists and media organizations.