- 1 in 5 Michigan lawmakers lack college degree Updated: Aug-03-15 7:16 am
LANSING, Michigan - One out of every five Michigan lawmakers doesn't have a formal degree in higher education.
- Former longtime Michigan lawmaker Harry Gast dies at 94 Updated: Jul-30-15 7:07 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan - Former Michigan lawmaker Harry Gast, a straight-talking Republican who served for 32 years and led the state Senate's budget panel his final 18 years in the Capitol, died Thursday. He was 94.
- Board OKs business tax, sick day, mail-in voting proposals Updated: Jul-30-15 5:47 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's election board approved petition forms Thursday for ballot drives to increase business taxes for road improvements, require paid sick days and implement a mail-in voting system - bringing to eight the number of proposals for which supporters are gathering signatures.
- DEQ says scrapping some mandatory reports could save time Updated: Jul-28-15 8:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it could shed lots of busy work if lawmakers scrapped a dozen mandatory reports the department deems unnecessary.
- Democrats propose bills to prevent unintended pregnancies Updated: Jul-22-15 5:20 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation they say is aimed at preventing unintended pregnancies in Michigan.
- Snyder names ex-utility lobbyist to Public Service panel Updated: Jul-22-15 12:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a former longtime utility lobbyist to the Michigan Public Service Commission.
- Michigan Guard boosts security, won't require armed staff Updated: Jul-21-15 9:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The commander of Michigan's National Guard said Tuesday that additional security measures have been adopted after last week's fatal attack at two Tennessee military facilities, but he stopped short of a lawmaker's call for arming all on-duty personnel.
- Killing prompts Michigan bill targeting 'sanctuary' cities Updated: Jul-18-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - A recent fatal shooting in San Francisco is prompting Michigan lawmakers to propose legislation to crack down on cities they suspect of harboring immigrants in the country illegally.
- Bipartisan group seeks criminal law changes in Michigan Updated: Jul-18-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new national group focused on criminal justice issues is prioritizing Michigan as a state where it will pursue changes.
- Snyder OKs law allowing alcohol consumption on 'pedal pubs' Updated: Jul-15-15 5:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Passengers will be allowed to drink alcohol on pedal-powered vehicles under a Michigan law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Democrats push business tax hike as part of road-repair plan Updated: Jul-14-15 5:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democrats proposed a $530 million business tax hike as part of a road-repair plan announced Tuesday, while House Republicans huddled privately for the first time to consider a Senate-passed proposal that includes a 15-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax increase.
- Advocates launch Michigan ballot drive for paid sick days Updated: Jul-13-15 8:40 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Worker advocates launched a 2016 ballot drive Monday to require that all Michigan employees earn paid sick days, a move they said is necessary because the Legislature has ignored a pressing issue.
- Mitchell runs for House seat opening with Miller retirement Updated: Jul-13-15 12:06 pm
DRYDEN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A Michigan businessman who spent about $3.5 million of his own money in a failed congressional bid last year is running to fill a seat opening with Rep. Candice Miller's decision not to seek re-election.
- Lawmakers in familiar spot on road fix - with dueling plans Updated: Jul-11-15 4:07 am
LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers looking to spend at least $1.2 billion more a year to improve Michigan roads find themselves in a familiar spot - with competing plans.
- Snyder signs law to end cash incentives for movie production Updated: Jul-10-15 4:55 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law to end incentives that encourage the production of movies and TV shows in Michigan, closing the curtain on a recession-era program that his predecessor had touted for providing an immediate economic boost.
- Opponents of Michigan prevailing wage law raise $1 million Updated: Jul-07-15 2:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Organizers of a drive to repeal Michigan's 50-year-old prevailing wage law report raising about $1 million for their petition drive.
- Legislative Democrats introduce bills for breast milk banks Updated: Jul-07-15 1:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Members of the Democratic minority in the Michigan Legislature have introduced bills setting out rules for sharing of human breast milk in the state.
- Snyder signs bills for early warning about school finances Updated: Jul-07-15 10:28 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a package of bills he says is designed to give Michigan school districts help more quickly if the state determines they are at risk of a financial emergency.