- Federal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.
- Lawmakers pledge Detroit bailout won't hurt other districts Updated: Feb-04-16 8:55 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers looking at a plan to spend $715 million over a decade rescuing Detroit's ailing school district said Thursday they will not pass legislation that affects the funding in other districts across the state.
- House committee OKs bill clarifying ballot proposal law Updated: Feb-03-16 7:49 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A group of Michigan lawmakers advanced a measure intended to address criticism that a new law stops public officials from informing voters about ballot proposals.
- The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district Updated: Feb-02-16 5:48 pm
DETROIT - The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):
- Snyder OKs bills to link emergency contact info with IDs Updated: Feb-02-16 5:24 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Laws enacted by Gov. Rick Snyder will let Michigan residents have their emergency contact information linked to their driver's license or state ID.
- Michigan lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highways Updated: Feb-02-16 5:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The speed limit could jump to 75 mph on some 600 miles of rural highway in Michigan - and possibly even higher on portions of two heavily traveled interstates - under a measure a committee sent to the state House Tuesday.
- Indiana House panel backs bill limiting environmental rules Updated: Jan-27-16 3:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation that would prohibit Indiana state agencies from enacting tougher environmental rules and standards than the federal government narrowly won the backing of a state House committee on Wednesday following a discussion that invoked the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
- Local officials sue to block law prohibiting ballot info Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Michigan law they say unconstitutionally restricts their free-speech rights, urging a judge to immediately block it so they can distribute ballot measure information to voters ahead of the March elections.
- Man accused of threatening lawmakers in 2012 enters plea Updated: Jan-22-16 7:08 am
FLINT, Michigan - A Flint man who authorities say threatened to kill three lawmakers from Michigan in 2012 has entered a plea agreement in the case.
- Michigan committee OKs $28 million for Flint water emergency Updated: Jan-20-16 10:36 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers are moving quickly to approve Gov. Rick Snyder's request for $28 million more to address the drinking water crisis in Flint.
- Michigan governor devotes speech to Flint water crisis Updated: Jan-19-16 10:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy.
- Michigan state Rep. Glenn diagnosed with prostate cancer Updated: Jan-19-16 8:13 am
MIDLAND, Michigan - Michigan state Rep. Gary Glenn says he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Michigan expects $575 million one-time budget surplus Updated: Jan-14-16 6:22 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan has a one-time budget surplus of $575 million, some of which will be used to address lower tax revenue estimates for the current budget and to bolster savings, the state budget director said Thursday.
- Campaigns to recall 2 senators for tax hikes move forward Updated: Jan-14-16 6:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan election officials have approved the wording of petitions that seek to recall two state senators from office for their votes to raise taxes and fees as part of a road-funding plan.
- Ex-state lawmaker Allen enters race for US House Updated: Jan-14-16 12:12 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Jason Allen, a former Republican state legislator, entered the race Thursday for the U.S. House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Dan Benishek, who narrowly defeated Allen for the Republican nomination six years ago in Michigan's northernmost district.
- Retiring Rep. Benishek endorses Casperson to succeed him Updated: Jan-14-16 11:38 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Retiring Congressman Dan Benishek is endorsing Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson of Escanaba to succeed him.
- City swap idea gets $5,000 boost at 'Connect the Dots' event Updated: Jan-14-16 6:01 am
DETROIT - An effort called MI City Swap has been awarded $5,000 during a one-night competition in Detroit that sought ways to make connections between Michigan's cities and cultures.
- New service animal law includes voluntary state ID, patch Updated: Jan-13-16 4:53 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A new Michigan law will update service animal rules and give veterans and others with disabilities the option to register for a state ID along with a patch to be affixed to their animal's vest, easing their entry into businesses and other public accommodations.
- 'Michigan House' opening up during previews for auto show Updated: Jan-12-16 4:01 am
DETROIT - A temporary downtown Detroit venue called "Michigan House" is opening up during previews for the auto show.
- Effort showcasing failure stories sets up during auto show Updated: Jan-08-16 9:01 am
DETROIT - An effort to showcase individual and personal stories of failure will be in Detroit during the auto show.