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  • Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 11:53 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming one of them had sex with a male prostitute.

  • The Latest: Courser rips 'doctored' report, says he's target 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:35 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The latest on the release of a report describing misconduct by two Michigan lawmakers who had an affair (all times local):

  • Analysis: No roads deal due to clash over shifting funds 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:13 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's deteriorating roads will not be fixed anytime soon unless Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers resolve a major sticking point at the Capitol: how much money to permanently shift from other spending to the transportation budget.

  • House votes to void old crimes like cursing, accepting duels 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:07 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Outdated crimes such as accepting a duel and cursing in front of women or children would no longer be on Michigan's books under bills advancing in the Legislature.

  • Residents with solar panels protest Michigan energy measure 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 12:16 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Advocates of installing solar panels on rooftops are protesting Michigan legislation they warn would make it harder for residents to reduce utility bills with their own renewable energy sources.

  • News Guide: A look at the sex scandal in Michigan's Capitol 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 5:05 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A bizarre sex scandal involving Michigan lawmakers and their potential misuse of public resources in a cover-up plot possibly prompted by blackmail shows no signs of abating.

  • Paul Clements plans to run again for Congress in 2016 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:09 am

    KALAMZOO, Michigan - Western Michigan University political science professor Paul Clements says he plans to run again for Congress in 2016.

  • Michigan lawmakers seek study on Canadian nuclear waste plan 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:58 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Members of Congress from Michigan announced a new effort Monday to prevent the burial of Canadian nuclear waste near the Lake Huron shore, calling for a study by an agency that represents both nations in boundary waters disputes.

  • Actress Melissa Gilbert to run for Congress in Michigan 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 6:44 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert announced her candidacy for a Michigan congressional seat on Monday, saying "fresh voices" are needed to help improve the economy for people who have fallen behind.

  • Holdout Michigan considers compensating innocent inmates story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:22 am

    LANSING, Michigan - One newly exonerated inmate walks free every couple of months in Michigan, which has released more innocent prisoners than all but four states. Julie Baumer was one of them, missing four years of family life and career advancement due to a child abuse conviction after her nephew's head injuries were mistakenly blamed on shaken-baby trauma.

  • Civil War cannons back at Michigan Capitol after absence 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 4:13 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Symbols of Michigan's involvement in the Civil War again have a prominent place at the state Capitol, flanking the central walkway that leads to the historic building's main entrance.

  • Congresswoman Candice Miller calls on Courser to resign 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 12:31 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan is calling on state Rep. Todd Courser to resign following a report that he used his office to try to conceal an extramarital relationship with a fellow Michigan lawmaker.

  • 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.