- 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.
- Michigan high court overturns Flint gang murder conviction Updated: Jul-30-15 6:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man linked to a Flint gang because the prosecution didn't tell the jury about FBI payments to a key witness.
- 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.
- Kasich is 5th candidate who plans to attend Michigan event Updated: Jul-30-15 4:07 am
MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to speak at a Republican gathering in Michigan in September.
- Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions Updated: Jul-29-15 6:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring veteran state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement.
- Some Michigan sentencing rules struck down as illegal Updated: Jul-29-15 6:32 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court says the state's sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional if they increase mandatory minimum prison terms based on factors not found by a jury.
- Unions representing Michigan workers lose case over dues Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
DETROIT - Thousands of Michigan state employees can't be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.
- Michigan State Police trooper shares last patrol with son Updated: Jul-29-15 10:14 am
SAGINAW, Michigan - A retiring state trooper was able to share his last day on the job with his son who's following in his father's footsteps at the Michigan State Police.
- 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.
- Court details rules for immunity in medical marijuana cases Updated: Jul-28-15 7:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court says judges should follow a four-part test before trial to determine whether defendants in cases involving medical marijuana are immune from prosecution.
- Correction: Lake Michigan Shipwreck story Updated: Jul-27-15 3:30 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan - In a story July 23 about a dive team discovering a 116-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the group that has discovered 15 other historic shipwrecks. It was the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, not the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit.
- Police: 46-year-old woman dies after northern Michigan fire Updated: Jul-27-15 2:04 pm
MICHIGAMME, Michigan - Michigan State Police say a 46-year-old woman who recently moved from Wisconsin has died in the central Upper Peninsula.
- Court: Wrong jury oath doesn't spoil murder convictions Updated: Jul-23-15 5:23 pm
DETROIT - The highly publicized murder convictions of a Detroit-area man were reinstated Thursday as the Michigan Supreme Court said a wrong oath given to jurors didn't affect the integrity of his trial.
- Chief justice says no quick way to sack Ann Arbor judge Updated: Jul-23-15 10:02 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Michigan's chief justice says there's no immediate way to remove an Ann Arbor judge who collects a salary despite being stripped of his courtroom duties.
- 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.
- University of Michigan professor nominated for Fed board Updated: Jul-21-15 2:40 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says he's "pleased and proud" that professor and economist Kathryn Dominguez is being nominated to serve on the Federal Reserve board of governors.
- 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.
- Authorities: Troopers wound 2 men after chase in Flint Updated: Jul-16-15 10:10 am
FLINT, Michigan - Authorities say Michigan State Police troopers shot and wounded two men in Flint following an early-morning chase.
- 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.
- Michigan: Ban heavy oil from Straits of Mackinac pipeline Updated: Jul-14-15 7:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, state officials said Tuesday, adding they also will require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipes and worst-case consequences of a spill.
- 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.