- Michigan law requires notification about dense breast tissue Updated: May-28-15 12:55 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan law effective Monday says women with dense breast tissue must be notified in writing and encouraged to consider additional tests, requirements supporters say could help detect cancer earlier.
- Michigan Senate OKs high-security prisoners at facility Updated: May-27-15 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Higher security-level prisoners could be brought in from other states to a currently closed private facility in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula, possibly creating hundreds of jobs under a bill approved Wednesday by the Senate.
- Lawmakers accelerate work to finish next Michigan budget Updated: May-26-15 6:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers on Tuesday accelerated efforts to finish the state budget, giving initial approval to much of a $55 billion plan that pumps more money into roads, gives a modest funding boost to universities and community colleges, and closes a juvenile justice facility.
- $19M in film incentives to retire bonds for Pontiac studio Updated: May-26-15 6:23 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers are allocating most of $25 million in funding for Michigan's movie incentives program to resolve debt that the state owes for a film studio in Pontiac.
- Michigan lawmakers fight pushback on shifting funds to roads Updated: May-26-15 6:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on Tuesday backed off the assertion that the popular Pure Michigan tourism program would have to be cut as a result of House Republicans' proposed plan to fund road repairs.
- State House approves changes to Michigan's open meetings law Updated: May-26-15 5:23 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local elected officials would have to be physically present for a vote at an open meeting under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature.
- Michigan House OKs bill to allow anonymous lottery winners Updated: May-26-15 3:49 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan residents who win multi-state lotteries could remain anonymous under a bill moving through the Legislature.
- Backers of bid to repeal prevailing wage law get initial OK Updated: May-26-15 2:54 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Organizers of a drive to repeal Michigan's 50-year-old prevailing wage law have cleared a procedural step before they begin collecting signatures.
- Michigan marijuana legalization drive poised to clear step Updated: May-26-15 5:40 am
LANSING, Michigan - Organizers of a marijuana legalization drive in Michigan are poised to clear a procedural step.
- Advice and consent hearing planned for Michigan treasurer Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's Senate leadership has requested a hearing on the recent appointment of a former utility executive as state treasurer.
- New Michigan law will allow electronic eviction notices Updated: May-21-15 3:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan landlords could send eviction notices to tenants through email or social media under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Legal dispute leads to bench warrant for Michigan lawmaker Updated: May-21-15 5:38 am
LANSING, Michigan - A legal dispute in a Chicago courtroom over an unpaid political fundraising bill led to a bench warrant being issued for the arrest of Michigan state Sen. Bert Johnson.
- Michigan Senate approves new educator evaluation standards Updated: May-20-15 6:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - New state standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators would take effect in the 2017-18 academic year - four years later than planned - under legislation approved Wednesday.
- Michigan House OKs bill restricting local wage agreements Updated: May-20-15 5:20 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local governments in Michigan would be prohibited from setting local minimum wages or other requirements for employers under a bill approved Wednesday in the Republican-controlled House.
- Michigan governor expands program for young lawbreakers Updated: May-20-15 4:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills that will raise the age limit and make other changes to a program aimed at offering a second chance to young criminal offenders.
- Michigan Senate OKs e-cigarette ban for minors after veto Updated: May-20-15 12:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers are again moving to ban minors from using e-cigarettes despite Gov. Rick Snyder's continued opposition to the legislation because it would exclude the products from being regulated as tobacco under state law.
- Bill allowing sugary school bake sales sent to Snyder Updated: May-19-15 4:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Brownies, candy and other unhealthy snacks could again be sold at in-school fundraisers under legislation finalized Tuesday in a bipartisan rebuke of a Michigan agency's decision to allow no exemptions to federal nutrition standards.
- Bill to toughen Michigan mobile home rules goes to governor Updated: May-19-15 3:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A bill that would create tougher rules around inspections of Michigan mobile homes is on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder for consideration.
- Michigan Senate OKs extension of deadline for Flint election Updated: May-19-15 12:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate has voted to allow the filing deadline for Flint's mayoral primary to be extended after a clerk's error left candidates off the August ballot.
- Snyder urges prison job training in justice system overhaul Updated: May-18-15 5:52 pm
DETROIT - Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday that he wants prison inmates to get skills assessments and job training before they are released as part of an overhaul of Michigan's criminal justice system.
- Correction: Michigan Energy story Updated: May-18-15 2:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - In a story May 16 about natural gas becoming a primary source for generating energy in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from DTE Energy, erroneously reported the year that the utility expects to close two coal plants. It is in 2016, not 2018.
- Part of Michigan's I-94 renamed for slain police detective Updated: May-18-15 12:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A part of the Interstate 94 business loop in Battle Creek will be renamed for a police detective from the area who was killed in the line of duty.
- House forms new committee to look at long-term road funding Updated: May-14-15 1:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A new Michigan House committee has been formed to look at funding repairs to the state's roads.
- Bill would eliminate Michigan 'policewomen' classification Updated: May-14-15 6:26 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new bill would eliminate the classification of "policewomen" from Michigan law.
- House Speaker proposes raising gas taxes to help fund roads Updated: May-13-15 6:13 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter proposed a plan Wednesday to increase the amount of long-term funding available for road repairs in Michigan, just over a week after voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for them.