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  • new storyFormer longtime Michigan lawmaker Harry Gast dies at 94 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:07 pm

    ST. JOSEPH, Michigan - Former Michigan lawmaker Harry Gast, a straight-talking Republican who served for 32 years and led the state Senate's budget panel his final 18 years in the Capitol, died Thursday. He was 94.

  • Finding money for highways is becoming a bipartisan project 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 6:17 pm

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - As Congress considers a long-awaited transportation funding bill, some Republican governors as well as Democrats say they aren't waiting to raise or borrow money to fix or build roads, bridges and highways.

  • 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.

  • Contractors sought for $2.1 billion Detroit-Windsor bridge 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:49 pm

    DETROIT - A $2.1 billion bridge across the Detroit River between Canada and the U.S. moved from the drawing board to the contracting phase Monday.

  • State hearing set on abuse of prescription drugs, opioids 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 7:34 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is planning a public hearing to receive input on fighting abuse of prescription drugs and opium derivatives such as heroin.

  • Michigan: Ban heavy oil from Straits of Mackinac pipeline story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:05 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, state officials said Tuesday, adding they also will require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipes and worst-case consequences of a spill.

  • New Mackinac Island ferry to be christened 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 4:05 am

    MACKINAW CITY, Michigan - The newest ferry in a Mackinac Island fleet is set to be christened by Gov. Rick Snyder and Shepler's Ferry CEO Bill Shepler.

  • 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.

  • Michigan Senate approves $1.5B road plan with gas tax hike story has photos
    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.

  • 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).