8:59 AM Mar 19, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released a five-year plan to guide management of the state's forests.
6:00 PM Mar 16, 2014
The state House moved to broaden gun owners' rights Thursday by voting to reaffirm the confidential status of gun records, clarify the definition of "brandishing" a gun and lift a ban on short-barreled rifles.
6:00 PM Mar 15, 2014
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a mid-year budget bill Friday that provides nearly $330 million in spending, mostly for road maintenance and projects.
11:01 AM Mar 13, 2014
Lawmakers voted Wednesday to spend $215 million more on routine road maintenance and longer-lasting repairs in the middle of the budget year, pointing to Michigan's harsh winter while still hoping for a permanent yet elusive transportation funding fix.
6:01 PM Mar 13, 2014
Michigan's microbreweries could start making twice as much beer as they currently produce under legislation that won overwhelming support in the Legislature.
3:00 PM Mar 12, 2014
Michigan residents have steadily traded their land line phone service for cellphones over the past decade, and now state lawmakers are looking at making it easier for phone companies to quit offering the traditional service.
1:01 PM Mar 11, 2014
Michigan's tourism industry should continue to grow this year as the economy improves and the state increases its advertising overseas, a Michigan State University report said Monday.
12:00 PM Mar 10, 2014
Legislation has been signed into law to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed or at risk of being imprisoned.
2:03 PM Mar 9, 2014
Banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to kids may seem like a no-brainer, yet Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and a number of health advocacy groups oppose legislation that does just that.
9:00 AM Mar 7, 2014
A convicted quadruple killer escaped from a Michigan prison for 24 hours last month primarily because guards didn't properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.

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