- Traffic deaths down during Memorial Day holiday weekend Updated: May-28-15 2:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police officials say preliminary numbers show a drop in traffic deaths statewide during the Memorial Day holiday weekend compared with last year.
- 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.
- Michigan Supreme Court revives bid for DNA test in '88 case Updated: May-27-15 4:10 am
PONTIAC, Michigan - The Michigan appeals court has been ordered to take another look at a request for DNA tests in a 1988 homicide in Oakland County.
- 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.
- State's top court wants to hear more about election case Updated: May-23-15 4:43 pm
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - A case of election fraud has the attention of the Michigan Supreme Court.
- AG Schuette reports income of about $300,000 in 2014 Updated: May-22-15 3:46 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife reported income of about $300,000 last year.
- Police: Motorcyclist killed fleeing police led earlier chase Updated: May-22-15 10:22 am
SAGINAW, Michigan - Police say a motorcyclist who died while fleeing state troopers in Saginaw was facing charges from another pursuit by the same officers in April.
- 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.
- Study: Ignition interlocks effectively cuts drunk driving Updated: May-21-15 1:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court says a new study finds that requiring repeat drunken drivers to use ignition interlocks testing their breath for alcohol is effective in getting them to stay straight.
- 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 prison food worker accused of soliciting assault Updated: May-20-15 4:52 pm
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - A food service worker at a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tried to get a prisoner to orchestrate the assault of another inmate who he said had killed his relative, authorities said Wednesday.
- 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.