Health

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is brewing in Lansing between some lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder’s office over e-cigarettes. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers are moving fast to ramp up prison time for female genital mutilation. 

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo
WMUK

A state Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday 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. But, a lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.


File photo of Governor Rick Snyder signing criminal justice reform bills into law during event in Kalamazoo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he’s against an effort in the Legislature to reverse the requirement that parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids meet with a public health expert. 

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic. The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift. 

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