- 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.
- Michigan groups eye redistricting ballot drive after ruling Updated: Jul-04-15 12:08 am
LANSING, Michigan - Advocates of overhauling how Michigan draws legislative and congressional seats plan to raise public awareness about redistricting in preparation for a potential 2016 ballot initiative.
- Michigan Senate approves $1.5B road plan with gas tax hike Updated: Jul-01-15 10:08 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a $1.5 billion plan to improve deteriorating Michigan roads by raising fuel taxes and redirecting money from elsewhere in the budget.
- Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution Updated: Jul-01-15 7:34 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change the wording is a form of "white privilege."
- The Latest: Groups weigh in as Senate mulls roads plan Updated: Jul-01-15 5:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest from the Capitol on the Michigan Senate's consideration of a $1.5 billion road-funding plan (all times local).
- Snyder signs law to bar municipal wage, employment rules Updated: Jun-30-15 8:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting Michigan municipalities from requiring businesses to pay wages, benefits or provide sick days exceeding state or federal requirements.