Governor Pat McCrory signs bill enabling transgender community discrimination

On March 23, Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act into law. Republicans passed this bill through the legislature unanimously and the Democrats chose to walk out in protest. This bill removed local governments’ option to pass their own anti-discrimination laws if they contradict with the state’s law. […]

Showdown at the Capitol, the Flint Water Crisis

On Jan. 19, citizens from Detroit and Flint, joined by Michigan State University students, took buses to the Capitol in Lansing to protest the water crisis and demand the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The protest took place before, during and after Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address – an annual speech to […]

MSU Power Plant in Trouble With State, Campus Groups

The MSU power plant has a dirty little secret: coal. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) heard testimony today concerning self-reported excess emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. The T.B. Simon power plant produces enough energy for the entire MSU campus, but in doing so allegedly violated its Renewable Operating Permit with […]