Michigan witnessed significant legislative shifts in 2023, with ten notable laws reshaping the state’s landscape.
Democrats took the lead in dismantling the ‘right-to-work’ law, allowing unions more power, while gun control measures were implemented in response to recent mass shootings. Clean energy mandates were introduced, aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2040. Abortion-related laws were revised, including the repeal of a 1931 abortion ban and the elimination of restrictive regulations on abortion providers.
In addition, civil rights expanded to protect LGBTQ individuals under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Financial transparency increased with officials required to disclose personal finances. Voting rights were enhanced, providing more options for Michigan voters. Additionally, tax reforms included pension income exemptions and an increased Earned Income Tax Credit match for families, reflecting a comprehensive year of legislative change.
For detailed information, visit: legislature.mi.gov
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell