- Court takes case about backyard visit by deputies Updated: Jul-05-15 4:05 am
CENTREVILLE, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether deputies acted lawfully when they walked to the rear of a home without a warrant and learned there was marijuana growing inside.
- 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.
- State loses appeal over lawsuit by guards at women's prison Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court won't intervene in a lawsuit by dozens of male officers who say they've been illegally denied overtime and job assignments at the state's only prison for women.
- Court orders removal of Detroit judge due to mental illness Updated: Jul-02-15 7:37 am
DETROIT - The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the removal of Detroit Judge Brenda Sanders due to mental illness.
- Police: Watch for suspicious behavior over Fourth of July Updated: Jul-02-15 2:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police say state residents should be on the lookout for suspicious activity over the Fourth of July holiday.
- 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.
- News Guide: What power plant ruling means for Michigan Updated: Jun-29-15 5:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in favor of Michigan and other Republican-led states that challenged Environmental Protection Agency rules that would reduce mercury and other air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The regulations, announced in 2011, are different from rules proposed last year to cut carbon dioxide emissions. What the decision means:
- Michigan Supreme Court overturns murder conviction Updated: Jun-29-15 5:21 pm
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously overturned a murder conviction in the death of a 3-year-old girl, saying a defense lawyer didn't prepare for "battle" in a case that was dominated by opinions from experts.
- Bills seek to increase pensions for some retired troopers Updated: Jun-28-15 1:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature is considering a proposal to raise the pensions of 96 former state troopers who retired three or more decades ago to ensure they get at least $16,000 a year.
- The Latest: Judge in gay marriage case would marry couple Updated: Jun-26-15 5:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest from Michigan on the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage (all times local):
- Audit criticizes contracting practices of state programs Updated: Jun-26-15 4:54 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A new audit finds issues with contracting and accounting practices of two former programs operated by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
- Addressing gridlock will require additional road investments Updated: Jun-26-15 11:21 am
LANSING, Michigan - While the Michigan Legislature debates how to put an additional $1.2 billion annually toward repairing roads, the state may be facing another transportation funding crunch as congestion grows on some of its major thoroughfares.
- Democratic Party chairman Johnson to run for Congress Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - State Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson will step down and run against Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek in the 1st Congressional District, a competitive northern Michigan seat that Democrats hope to swing in their favor with increased Democratic turnout in the 2016 presidential election.
- References to 'crippled children' removed from Michigan law Updated: Jun-25-15 5:08 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan law will no longer reference crippled children after state lawmakers pushed for removing the outdated language.
- New bipartisan effort aims to change civil asset forfeiture Updated: Jun-25-15 12:20 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Conservative and progressive groups are joining forces to advocate for changing Michigan's civil asset forfeiture laws.
- Bills would require food safety inspections for prisons Updated: Jun-24-15 10:29 am
LANSING, Michigan - Prison kitchens in Michigan managed by contractors would be required to have food safety inspections under recently introduced bipartisan legislation.
- New state law buys back vouchers for business venture funds Updated: Jun-23-15 5:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan will buy back $100 million of vouchers related to a business venture fund program.
- Lt. Gov. Brian Calley shows musical side at GOP fundraisers Updated: Jun-23-15 7:37 am
BAY CITY, Michigan - Michigan's Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is showing a bit of his musical side while helping to raise money for the Republican Party.
- Who won, lost in 1st quarter of Michigan legislative session Updated: Jun-20-15 9:17 am
LANSING, Michigan - The first quarter of the legislative session was dominated by Michigan voters' rejection of the previous Legislature's road-funding proposal and passage of a new state budget.
- $10 billion to be invested in growing Michigan businesses Updated: Jun-18-15 8:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - DTE Energy and Consumers Energy have pledged $5 billion each to help businesses grow in Michigan.
- Lawmakers near OK of 'early warning' bills, wait on loans Updated: Jun-18-15 5:52 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers are close to finalizing legislation requiring school districts with fund balances below 5 percent to tell the state the assumptions used when adopting their budgets.
- House fails to pass bill allowing online public notices Updated: Jun-18-15 4:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House failed to gather enough votes to pass a bill that would allow local governments to publish public notices online instead of in newspapers under a phased-in plan.