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First Aid, Bystander Bills Would Teach Students, Teachers Medical Skills
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Bills in the House would give bystanders more power to intervene in a life-threating emergency, whether by giving the public more medical training or freedom from liability.

6 Election Resources For Gongwer Subscribers
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Gongwer News Service subscribers again have access to Michigan's most comprehensive resources for monitoring elections.

Report: Michigan Hospitals Overcharging Patients, Hospitals Disagree
Friday, June 7, 2024

Michigan hospitals are overcharging patients with private health care plans compared to those using Medicare or Medicaid, a report released last month by the Michigan Health Purchasers Coalition claimed. Hospitals in response argued they are not overcharging anyone.

House Approves Naloxone Distribution At State Agencies
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The House approved a bipartisan bill package that would allow employees of government agencies to distribute Naloxone, a nasal spray that quickly brings people experiencing an opioid overdose to a stable condition.

Whitmer Signs Car Seat Bills
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Michigan now has clearer laws on the books to help parents with child car seat restraints and to put the state in line with federal standards.

House Bill Would Create New Office To Link Legislature To Tribal Nations
Thursday, March 21, 2024

A new legislative office would help establish long-term relationships between the legislative branch of Michigan's government and the tribal nations within the state, Rep. Carrie Rheingans said Thursday.

Cancer Survivors Push For Copay Bill To Make Treatment More Affordable
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Heidi Varner never set out to be an advocate, but the 68-year-old cervical cancer survivor wants to make sure other cancer patients can get the help they need.

House Dems Promote New Transparency Bills In Honor Of Sunshine Week
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

A group of House Democrats hope that the future of government transparency in Michigan is bright.

Testimony On Car Seat Standards Heard By Senators
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Legislation that would update and standardize child safety seat requirements to mirror federal guidelines would be the first such update by Michigan since the late 2000s, a Senate panel was told Tuesday.

Bill Tackles Mental Health Care Provider Shortage By Expanding Definition
Thursday, January 25, 2024

New legislation would address the mental health care shortage by allowing more care providers to conduct exams and tasks related to treatment.

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