Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed two bills Friday morning, eliminating the word "retard" from state law.
"We want from this day forward in Michigan for 'respect' to be the new R-word," Calley said.
Forms of the word "retard" appear in state legislation 15 times.
Tonight at five, News 10's Lorne Fultonberg tells you why the Special Olympics thinks the bipartisan, unanimous effort is the start of good things to come.