Michigan school groups have countered Gov. Rick Snyder's K-12 budget plan with one of their own that would give districts more per student by eliminating line-item spending that benefits a smaller number of students.
Lawmakers this week will propose and begin passing a deal to guarantee that local governments lose little to no revenue from a planned phase-out of taxes on industrial machinery and small businesses' equipment.
House Republicans on Thursday pitched a revised overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance system that would cut premiums and curtail unlimited medical benefits for people catastrophically injured in crashes.
Organizers of a drive to gradually raise Michigan's minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour by 2017 and automatically increase it with inflation in future years got the green light Wednesday to collect signatures.
Michigan would spend $100 million more this year to repair potholes and help local governments recoup snowplowing and salting costs that have piled up amid near-record snowfall under spending legislation approaching an initial vote in the Legislature.