A Republican lawmaker on Thursday proposed scrapping the way presidential candidates pick up electoral votes Michigan, saying the winner-take-all system should be replaced by one that divides the votes proportionally.
The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to more than double the state gasoline tax over four years to raise at least $1 billion to fix roads, a major step toward a possible comprehensive road funding deal that Gov. Rick Snyder has made a top priority before year's end.
Seven fish, mussels and other organisms have been added to Michigan's list of forbidden invasive species as part of a region-wide bid to protect aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region, officials said Monday.
Upbeat Republican lawmakers chose new, potentially more conservative leaders Thursday to help set their agenda in 2015 and beyond in a state Legislature where the majority GOP will have an even bigger footprint.