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Gretchen Whitmer Speaks Out On Why She Revealed Her Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) called out her Republican colleagues Monday for not standing up and defending contro...

Lawmaker Bravely Reveals She Was Victim Of Rape In Emotional 'Abortion Insurance' Debate

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Before her colleagues voted a controversial bill restricting abortion insurance into law, Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D- East La...

Abortion Coverage Ending For State Senators, No Exception For Rape

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.15.2013 | Detroit

After a memo was sent to Michigan Senate members last week alerting them that "voluntary" abortion coverage will be discontinued, Michigan Senate Dem...

Michigan's Highest Dem Addresses Plans For 2014 Governor's Race

Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

The field of candidates for Michigan's 2014 governor's race is yet be determined, but state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) has already made it...

Republicans Respond To Democrats' Free College Tuition Plan

Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Democrats' plan to give students major grants for in-state college tuition at public universities reached the state Senate Finance Committee ...

Michigan Senate Drops 'License To Bully' Bill, Adopts New Version

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Michigan's state Senate dropped a bill Tuesday that critics called "a license to bully," and instead adopted a House version that represents a comprom...

Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law Exemption Dropped By Senator

Posted 11.17.2011 | Gay Voices

Michigan-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups say they are relieved after an area senator agreed to drop a controversia...

WATCH: Michigan Senator Calls New Bill 'A Blueprint For Bullying'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

The Republican-led Michigan Senate passed a new bill requiring state school districts to implement anti-bullying policies, but one Democratic senator ...

Michigan Republicans Move To Privatize Public School Teaching

Mother Jones | By Andy Kroll | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

In Michigan, a state perennially crippled by budget deficits, public school districts across the state have already outsourced their bus drivers, cafe...