State lawmakers are quickly pushing through female genital mutilation legislation. About two weeks ago, a Senate committee passed legislation that would make performing female genital mutilation a fifteen year felony.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on the state Senate passing legislation outlawing female genital mutilation in Michigan.
There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House Tuesday as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.
Michigan State University is asking a court to decide whether it has to release police and arrest records related to a highly publicized investigation. The records are related to the criminal investigation into an alleged sexual assault that may involve members of the Spartan football team.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on a FOIA request regarding alleged sexual assaults on the MSU campus.
A state Senate committee holds a hearing today on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough. A lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.
After stops and starts, the state Legislature has adopted a bill to send $100 million to Flint to replace lead pipes. The money is from the federal government, but had to be approved by state lawmakers.