Michigan News

Gay couple working in Michigan prison sue over discrimination

LANSING — Two female corrections officers who are gay partners are suing the Michigan Department of Corrections for discrimination in a case that could test the scope of Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. For years, Officer Michelle Wood was taunted and called demeaning and homophobic names, denied promotion, and subjected to a series of discriminatory and […]

Enbridge secures contractors for design, construction of Line 5 tunnel

Lansing (Detroit News)— Enbridge has secured key contracts to design and construct a $500 million tunnel to keep the Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac,  developments that advance the project despite litigation to close the dual pipelines. The state authority overseeing the project will meet Friday for the first time in 15 months […]

Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirement

A federal judge in Washington, D. C., this morning struck down Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements as unlawful. A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order blocking the state from enforcing work requirements among Healthy Michigan enrollees, those participating in the expanded Medicaid program. […]