- Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing Updated: May-28-16 9:35 am
LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation - a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.
- House votes to extend legal protection for overdose calls Updated: May-26-16 5:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Anyone in Michigan could report drug overdoses without fear of legal consequences under legislation approved by the House.
- Former Marine freed from prison in Iran attends memorial Updated: May-26-16 4:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A former U.S. Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years until his January release said Memorial Day is "bittersweet" during his Thursday visit to the Michigan state Senate for memorial services.
- Funds for community colleges will rise slightly in budget Updated: May-26-16 2:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's 28 community colleges will receive smaller funding increases than anticipated.
- Genocide education requirement on way to Michigan governor Updated: May-26-16 5:47 am
LANSING, Michigan - A bill to require older schoolchildren to learn about the Holocaust and the 1915 massacre of Armenians has been sent to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Aide refused to send ex-Michigan lawmaker's false email Updated: May-25-16 6:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - An aide testified Wednesday that a former Michigan lawmaker asked him to send an outlandishly false, sexually explicit email to thousands of fellow Republicans as a ruse so his extramarital affair with another legislator would not be believed if it became public, but the staffer refused because he thought it was unethical and possibly illegal.
- Senator sponsors bill on bathroom use by transgender kids Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex" after some state GOP lawmakers were outraged by draft guidelines from the State Board of Education that included recommendations on addressing transgender K-12 students.
- Bill going to Snyder would make coerced abortion a crime Updated: May-25-16 1:28 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Coercing a woman to have an abortion would be a misdemeanor in Michigan, under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.
- The Latest: Aide: Lawmaker asked me to send false email Updated: May-25-16 12:26 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the prosecution of two former Michigan lawmakers who were forced from office (all times local):
- Snyder signs bills to crack down on meth production Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan will have tougher laws related to making methamphetamine under legislation Gov. Rick Snyder has signed.
- Actress Melissa Gilbert drops run for Congress in Michigan Updated: May-24-16 9:26 pm
HOWELL, Michigan - Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert is dropping her run for Congress in Michigan.
- Lawmakers, Snyder agree to framework of budget Updated: May-24-16 8:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Key Republican lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder's administration agreed Tuesday on the framework of a state spending plan that would direct $165 million more toward Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and significantly scale back a plan to address underground infrastructure needs across Michigan.
- Conservative Michigan lawmaker's wife reveals teen abortion Updated: May-24-16 7:19 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The wife of a conservative Michigan lawmaker says in a Facebook posting that she had an abortion while in high school and went public with it after someone approached her husband vowing to disclose the information.
- The Latest: Framework of Michigan budget is set Updated: May-24-16 6:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the state budget (all times local):
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Senate may consider cap on state fundraising license plates Updated: May-19-16 9:35 am
LANSING, Michigan - There might not be many more specialty Michigan license plates used to raise funds for organizations.
- Senate OKs Michigan infrastructure fund; money up in air Updated: May-18-16 2:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A bill advancing in Michigan would create a state fund that could be used to pay for underground infrastructure needs across the state in the wake of Flint's water crisis.
- House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting Updated: May-17-16 10:54 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island.
- Michigan revenues this year, next are $333M below estimates Updated: May-17-16 5:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lower-than-expected growth in tax revenue will force Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers to enact a new state budget with less spending than initially proposed, but the dip should not lead to cuts below current funding levels, the state budget director said Tuesday.
- Snyder gets bill allowing visitors to US to drive in state Updated: May-17-16 2:08 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A bill designed to make it easier for visitors from outside the United States to drive legally in Michigan during short visits is heading to Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Detroit Schools plagued by mismanagement, student losses Updated: May-15-16 12:17 pm
DETROIT - Michigan lawmakers trying to glue together a plan to fix Detroit Public Schools using taxpayer money are staring down more than a decade of failure with what was once among the largest public education systems in the nation.
- House approves $2.5 million prescription database overhaul Updated: May-12-16 4:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's database tracking prescriptions of powerful painkillers may be on track for an overhaul amid a national addiction epidemic after the House approved a bill Thursday to spend about $2.5 million to revamp the system.
- House OKs bill to strip parole veto power from some judges Updated: May-12-16 3:49 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Some prisoners might have a better chance at parole under a bill that would restrict the role of judges in the process.
- Penalties boosted for vandalizing traffic control devices Updated: May-11-16 5:59 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that sets higher penalties for the intentional destruction or removal of traffic control devices such as signs and signals.
- House OKs shooter alert for phones after Kalamazoo shootings Updated: May-10-16 5:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Police would be authorized to send cellphone alerts to warn about a mass shooter under a package of legislation the Michigan House approved Tuesday that was motivated by the Kalamazoo-area shootings.