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House Pumps Money Into Opioid Care In DHHS
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to allocate $53.4 million toward opioid recovery and addiction care services, a move that comes amid criticism the state has been slow to spend money it received as part of a national opioid settlement.

Candidate Filing Deadline Sets Battle For House Control
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

House races across the state are starting to take shape with the window for candidate filing closed as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Beeler Declines Reelection; Schuette Named HRCC Chair
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Rep. Andrew Beeler is the seventh member of the House to announce he will not seek reelection this year.

Proposed Budget Could Resolve Child Welfare Lawsuit, Officials Say
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services who testified before the House Appropriations Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Wednesday said that $10 million from Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposed fiscal year 2024-25 budget could be the final push needed to complete provisions from a 2006 federal child welfare lawsuit.

Morse To Run For New Judgeship In Kalamazoo
Monday, February 26, 2024

Rep. Christine Morse will be on the campaign trail this year after all, though not for the House.

Filler Won't Run Again For House
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Rep. Graham Filler will not run for reelection.

Bill To Codify Child Advocates Discussed
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

New legislation would formally establish a court-appointed special advocate program to provide volunteers to advocate for a child's best interest.

Funding For Nurses At MDOC Key, Washington Says
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Corrections Director Heidi Washington told a House subcommittee Thursday an increase in funding is needed to assure the department has sufficient health care staff in the state's prisons.

DHHS Budget: Boosts For Behavioral, Maternal Health; Medicaid Rebid
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Increases in spending for behavioral health clinics, maternal health, juvenile justice, cash assistance to the poor, a raise for non-direct care workers and a significant increase in Medicaid caseloads helped lift the Department of Health and Human Services budget by 5.5 percent under Governor Gretchen Whitmer's recommendation.

Challengers To House Incumbents Appear In Campaign Finance Reports
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Sitting House members are gearing up for an election year, and their campaign finance reports show who is building momentum and who expects a challenge.

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