Another week, another shooting followed by more Thoughts and Prayers. At the federal level, Republicans make it clear that is all they are willing to do as innocent Americans are slaughtered, almost always with legally obtained AR-15 style assault rifles.
Democrats in the Michigan Legislature also offer sincere thoughts and prayers, but are continuing to move forward with action on common-sense gun safety laws that have the support of an overwhelming majority of Michiganders.
We are joined this week by the chair of the state House Criminal Justice Committee, Representative Kara Hope, on gun safety as well as protecting election workers from threats of violence.
News Stories We Are Following This Week
- Michigan is passing gun safety laws. Most counties may not enforce them – Bridge Michigan
- Democratic gun safety laws met with a shrug in Michigan gun country – Bridge Michigan
- After Nashville shooting, Senate chaplain makes rare plea to lawmakers – The Washington Post
- In Congress, little urgency to address gun violence with legislation – The Washington Post
- What top Republican lawmakers said about the Nashville school shooting – The Washington Post
- Legislature’s three-month sprint reflects sea change in Michigan politics
- GOP lawmakers override veto of transgender bill in Kentucky – AP News
- West Virginia governor signs ban on gender-affirming care – AP News
- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel calls income tax cut temporary. Republicans express fury – Bridge Michigan
- On second look, Michigan’s COVID death rate wasn’t so bad, study finds – Bridge Michigan
- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “That woman from Michigan” – CBS News via YouTube
- 20 Michigan high schools to teach African American AP course this fall – Bridge Michigan
- Poll: Cut federal spending — but not big-ticket programs – AP News
- Arizona Democrats sue to keep ‘No Labels’ candidates off ballots – CNN Politics
- Yellen calls climate change ‘existential threat’ after GOP lawmaker labels it ‘Trojan horse’ for spending – The Hill
- Lansing power players, secret deals draw feds’ attention in marijuana probe – Detroit News
- Republicans Face Setbacks in Push to Tighten Voting Laws on College Campuses – The New York Times