- Snyder makes final push for voters to approve tax increase Updated: May-04-15 6:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder wrapped up a road tour Monday urging voters to approve a tax increase that would generate $1.2 billion a year more for roads, saying the tax hike is needed to ensure safer roads.
- News Guide: Michigan's vote on tax hikes for better roads Updated: May-03-15 4:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters on Tuesday will decide if they want to pay more taxes for better roads. A look at Proposal 1 and the election:
- Q&A on Michigan ballot measure to hike taxes for road work Updated: May-02-15 9:23 am
LANSING, Michigan - Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment that would raise Michigan's sales tax by 1 percentage point to trigger more money for a deteriorating network of highways, roads and bridges.
- Questions, answers about plan for Detroit school district Updated: May-01-15 12:23 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to overhaul Detroit's troubled state-run school district and divide its operations to address the "crushing" debt he says is hurting education in the city.
- Michigan governor wants overhaul of troubled Detroit schools Updated: Apr-30-15 5:58 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday outlined a sweeping overhaul of Detroit's troubled state-run school district, proposing to divide its operations to address the "crushing" debt he said is hurting education in a city just months removed from bankruptcy.
- Michigan lawmakers move to loosen air gun restrictions Updated: Apr-29-15 5:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers have sent Gov. Rick Snyder legislation that would loosen restrictions on air and BB guns.
- Michigan House OKs $15.8 billion spending plan for schools Updated: Apr-29-15 4:17 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's Republican-led House has approved its plan outlining $15.8 billion in spending for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
- House committee OKs bills to limit tax credit liabilities Updated: Apr-29-15 11:35 am
LANSING, Michigan - The tax credit program that unexpectedly brought on more than $9 billion in potential liability for the state would be limited under two bills moving through the Michigan Legislature.
- Michigan lawmakers hear about religious objections bill Updated: Apr-28-15 9:47 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Members of the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Tuesday on whether Michigan needs a law that backers say protects people's religious freedoms and opponents say permits discrimination against gays and others.
- Michigan police, doctors urge quick ban on powdered alcohol Updated: Apr-28-15 3:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan may join at least six other states and ban a powder product that makes vodka, rum and cocktail drinks when mixed with water.
- Protest held at closed Michigan social services office Updated: Apr-28-15 3:37 pm
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan - State workers have protested outside a Detroit-area social services office that closed last year because of water issues and hasn't reopened.
- Higher security prisoners could be OK at Baldwin-area prison Updated: Apr-28-15 1:25 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Higher security level prisoners could be housed at the former Michigan Youth Correctional Facility in the northern Lower Peninsula under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- House school budget differs from Snyder plan in key areas Updated: Apr-26-15 4:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's Republican-majority House and Senate budget committees have approved separate plans for more than $13 billion in spending for K-12 schools.
- Lawmakers avoid divulging their vote on tax hike for roads Updated: Apr-25-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase linked to road improvements because that's what lawmakers proposed after deadlocking on directly raising taxes themselves.
- Proposal 1 supporters raise nearly $5.5 million in 2 months Updated: Apr-24-15 9:28 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A group leading the campaign in favor of a sales tax increase for Michigan roads has raised more than $5 million in the past two months, far more than opponents, according to a report filed Friday.
- Auto insurance bills changed to require $100 premium cut Updated: Apr-23-15 5:34 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed.
- Michigan House panel OKs $37.8 billion general budget bill Updated: Apr-22-15 7:21 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House Appropriations Committee has passed a $37.8 billion general budget bill setting spending for state departments.
- Senate committee approves religious objection adoption bills Updated: Apr-22-15 6:58 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Faith-based agencies could refuse to participate in adoptions involving gay couples or prospective parents on grounds of religious beliefs under bills heard and approved in two hours Wednesday by a Michigan Senate committee.
- Lawmakers propose stricter state regulation of pipelines Updated: Apr-22-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - Minority Democrats in the Michigan House say they're reintroducing a package a bills in an effort to ensure better state oversight of oil and gas pipelines.
- House looks to limit liability of private air strip owners Updated: Apr-21-15 5:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Horse owners and private air strip operators would be exempt from liability in certain cases where people are injured under two bills that moved through the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday.
- Michigan Capitol building reopening for Saturday tours Updated: Apr-20-15 3:54 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's historic Capitol building is reopening to the public on Saturdays for the first time in years.
- Snyder, Legislature take different routes on fee increases Updated: Apr-18-15 4:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - As part of his budget proposal, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Legislature for new, increased or extended fees that would raise around $13.9 million in new revenue.
- Lawmaker proposes state registry of homeschooled children Updated: Apr-17-15 5:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan lawmaker proposed legislation Friday to create a state registry of homeschooled students following the deaths of two Detroit children who were found in a freezer.
- Gov. Snyder orders flags lowered for former state Rep. Nitz Updated: Apr-17-15 12:44 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags within the capitol complex to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of former Rep. Neal Nitz. He was 61.
- Michigan Senate OKs STEM endorsement on high school diplomas Updated: Apr-16-15 7:13 pm
LANSING, Michigan - High school students could be awarded a special endorsement on their diploma if they earn enough credits in science, technology, engineering and math under bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature.