- Some lawmakers say some police ill-equipped for overdoses Updated: May-01-16 3:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A group of 22 lawmakers backs a bill to require more rigorous medical training for police officers.
- Bills to raise adult criminal age to 18 advance in Michigan Updated: Apr-30-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Seventeen-year-olds can't vote, drop out of school or buy cigarettes in Michigan. But they're automatically prosecuted, sentenced and locked up as adults if they commit a crime.
- House OKs $38.8B general spending bill with more for roads Updated: Apr-27-16 7:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan would spend more on road construction, expanded health coverage for the poor and a criminal investigation into Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis under a $38.8 billion general budget bill approved Wednesday by the House.
- GOP senators vote to outlaw fetal tissue sales in Michigan Updated: Apr-27-16 3:40 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Republican-controlled Senate approved two bills Wednesday that would make it illegal to pay someone to distribute or sell fetal tissue in Michigan, despite Democrats' claims that such measures are unnecessary.
- Michigan House votes to study marijuana limit for drivers Updated: Apr-26-16 7:34 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House moved Tuesday to get a recommendation on setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana.
- House OKs $16.2B education budget with more for schools Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House approved a $16.2 billion education budget Tuesday with modest-to-healthy funding boosts for schools and colleges and additional money to help rescue Detroit's ailing district - the first spending bill to clear either chamber as lawmakers accelerate work on the budget before a self-imposed deadline of early June.
- House OKs requiring org charts, contact info on state site Updated: Apr-26-16 2:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers hope to make it easier for citizens to navigate state government's bureaucracy.
- Bill requires org charts, phone numbers on state website Updated: Apr-25-16 11:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers want to make it easier for citizens to navigate state government's bureaucracy.
- Legislative panel to hold 5th hearing on Flint crisis Updated: Apr-24-16 3:58 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A legislative committee created to review Flint's water crisis will hear next from top-ranking leaders in Gov. Rick Snyder's administration.
- Aides: Flint recovery efforts continue as Snyder travels Updated: Apr-24-16 10:48 am
DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has embarked on his first trade mission since the lead-contaminated water crisis erupted in Flint, but aides say that even though he's far from home the scandal that has preoccupied him for months remains firmly on his mind.
- Wayne State athletes to give toiletry kits to homeless Updated: Apr-22-16 2:04 am
DETROIT - Wayne State University athletes and volunteers are set to distribute toiletry kits to homeless people in Detroit.
- House committee approves money in budget to fight Zika virus Updated: Apr-20-16 3:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Some Michigan lawmakers are concerned that mosquitoes could spread the Zika virus in the state and voted to fund a mosquito abatement program.
- State committee OK's Health and Human Services budget Updated: Apr-19-16 5:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A state Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $25 billion budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
- Bill would reimburse cities for operating moveable bridges Updated: Apr-18-16 2:55 pm
BAY CITY, Michigan - Cities across Michigan that own moveable bridges could be reimbursed by the state for operating them.
- Dems say 2016 best shot to win Michigan House, GOP rebuffs Updated: Apr-16-16 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - The political pressure for seats in the Michigan House is revving up as the calendar approaches the candidate filing deadline on Tuesday, with some Democrats saying they may have a political edge this year.
- Michigan Senate panel votes to close 2 unspecified prisons Updated: Apr-14-16 11:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Senate budget subcommittee has voted to close two unspecified Michigan prisons and to house some inmates in a privately owned prison instead.
- Michigan Senate approves overhaul of domestic violence laws Updated: Apr-14-16 5:28 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a seven-bill package on Thursday that would overhaul the state's domestic violence laws.
- Legislature OKs extension of emergency declaration in Flint Updated: Apr-13-16 4:57 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature has approved Gov. Rick Snyder's request to extend the state emergency declaration in Flint, where the water supply became contaminated with lead.
- Special election to fill Virgil Smith's former senate seat Updated: Apr-12-16 11:56 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says Virgil Smith's former state senate seat will be filled during the November election.
- Planned legislation could curb Great Lakes oil pipelines Updated: Apr-11-16 5:52 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Republican state lawmaker says he'll introduce legislation to stop future oil pipelines in the Great Lakes and require the Straits of Mackinac's Enbridge pipeline to undergo an independent safety review.
- Doctor who was lawmaker to plead guilty in insurance probe Updated: Apr-11-16 11:26 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A Lansing-area doctor who served years ago in the Michigan Legislature is accused of making false statements to an insurance company to get paid.
- Lawmaker pushes plan to restrict transgender bathroom use Updated: Apr-10-16 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - A roiling political fight that began last month isn't showing signs of abating after GOP state lawmakers discovered draft voluntary guidelines from the State Board of Education that included recommendations on how to address transgender K-12 students who want to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- New law lets some access Facebook, email of the dead Updated: Apr-03-16 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new Michigan law offers ways for certain people to access the online storehouse of memories in Facebook and Google accounts after the owner dies, but the bill sponsor says it wasn't easy to get tech companies and lawyers to agree on the rules.