- House Dean Rep. Conyers announces re-election campaign Updated: Nov-23-15 3:36 pm
DETROIT - Michigan Rep. John Conyers declared his candidacy for a 27th consecutive term in Congress on Monday, saying he wants to continue pressing for employment opportunities and universal health care coverage.
- Q&A: Michigan debates increased energy-efficiency programs Updated: Nov-22-15 4:11 am
LANSING, Michigan - A centerpiece of Gov. Rick Snyder's long-range energy plan derives from a simple premise - using less.
- Signature gathering to ban fracking in Michigan falls short Updated: Nov-18-15 4:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Organizers of an initiative to ban a form of oil and natural gas drilling in Michigan have fallen short in collecting enough signatures to qualify for the 2016 ballot.
- Roadway named in honor of US Army specialist killed in Iraq Updated: Nov-17-15 8:05 am
WHITE CLOUD, Michigan - A roadway in western Michigan is being named in honor of a U.S. Army specialist who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
- Snyder signs legislation to promote financial education Updated: Nov-17-15 7:30 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder says financial literacy courses will help Michigan high school students be better equipped to understand and manage their personal finances.
- Las Vegas data company says it wants to expand in Michigan Updated: Nov-16-15 8:27 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A Las Vegas company says it plans to build a high-tech data center in western Michigan if state lawmakers approve tax breaks.
- Prosecutor won't charge ex-lawmaker's husband with extortion Updated: Nov-15-15 4:58 pm
LAPEER, Michigan - A prosecutor will not pursue charges against the husband of a lawmaker who sent anonymous text messages threatening to reveal an extramarital affair between his wife and another legislator.
- Q&A: Michigan moves toward renewable power goal, not mandate Updated: Nov-14-15 4:11 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is headed toward no longer requiring utilities to generate a portion of their power from wind or other renewable sources because Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers instead favor setting a goal - not a new mandate.
- Gov. Rick Snyder signs law regulating martial arts fights Updated: Nov-12-15 1:32 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills regulating mixed martial arts bouts between amateur fighters.
- Michigan Senate votes to eliminate straight-ticket voting Updated: Nov-10-15 6:03 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters could no longer cast a straight ticket for a slate of candidates representing the party of their choice under legislation approved by the state Senate.
- Michigan governor signs road-spending bills with tax hikes Updated: Nov-10-15 4:47 pm
ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $1.2 billion road-spending package into law Tuesday that includes the first increase in decades in Michigan's fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees in an attempt to address the deteriorating highways, roads and bridges across the state.
- Michigan lawmaker arrested for drunken driving near Lansing Updated: Nov-10-15 3:48 pm
MARQUETTE, Michigan - A lawmaker from Michigan's Upper Peninsula says he was arrested for drunken driving in the Lansing area and is seeking treatment.
- Michigan Senate votes to move Oakland executive election Updated: Nov-10-15 2:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The election of Oakland County's executive would be switched to midterm instead of presidential years under legislation approved by the Michigan Senate.
- House panel votes to ban second-trimester abortion procedure Updated: Nov-10-15 9:55 am
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan legislative panel has voted to prohibit a common second-trimester abortion procedure that anti-abortion advocates say "dismembers" the fetus.
- Casperson announces run for Congress in northern Michigan Updated: Nov-09-15 5:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson announced Monday that he's running to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, a competitive seat that the GOP is hoping to retain in 2016.
- Michigan road-fix plan becomes early 2016 campaign issue Updated: Nov-07-15 4:11 am
LANSING, Michigan - No-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan's first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats eagerly hope voters will remember in 2016 and after.
- Snyder signs law outlining new teacher evaluation standards Updated: Nov-05-15 1:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan teachers and school administrators will work within a new evaluation system based partly on students' improvement on standardized tests under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday.
- Bills to protect student data advance in Legislature Updated: Nov-04-15 5:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Student data would be protected under legislation progressing in the Michigan Legislature.
- What it may cost for better Michigan roads Updated: Nov-04-15 4:03 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republicans call it a monumental plan that will finally patch deteriorating roads and make transportation funding a long-term budget priority after years of neglect.
- Snyder says 'outstanding' plan will fix Michigan's bad roads Updated: Nov-04-15 5:32 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder is applauding a road-funding plan passed by the Legislature that he calls comprehensive, fiscally responsible and "outstanding."
- Group trying to kill construction wage law will start over Updated: Oct-30-15 7:57 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A business group that has spent more than $1 million trying to overturn a Michigan law that guarantees wages on certain public construction projects withdrew its petitions Friday and said it would start over after opponents challenged thousands of signatures.
- Michigan bans powder product that makes alcoholic drinks Updated: Oct-28-15 1:21 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is banning a powder product that makes vodka, rum and other alcoholic drinks when mixed with water.
- Official: Michigan autism fund will run dry in a month Updated: Oct-27-15 9:10 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A fund created by Michigan lawmakers in 2012 to pay for autism health coverage is running dry and should be depleted in weeks, a state official told lawmakers Tuesday.