As Michigan Democrats move on party priorities, House Speaker plans for what's next
Democrats in Lansing control both the house and senate, and they've moved quickly on top priorities, like guns and abortion.
Michigan voters passed a state constitutional amendment to protect reproductive freedom in the last election. House Speaker Joe Tate says democrats want to continue to lower barriers to abortion.
"It is up to the legislature to be able to identify what legislation has to go hand-in-hand with that to ensure that the intent of of the ballot initiative is met." said Tate.
He says Democrats are also prioritizing education, public safety, and job growth in their next budget.