Michigan lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with another tax-cut proposal, this time to help 360,000 homeowners and renters who lost an income tax credit as part of a Republican-backed business tax cut a few years ago.
Despite a renewed push, expansion of a state turnaround entity for failing public schools beyond Detroit remains in trouble in the Legislature, where some majority Republicans still have concerns about a top initiative for Gov. Rick Snyder.
Michigan's top transportation official warned lawmakers Tuesday that the coming pothole season may be worse than many drivers have ever seen, blaming a "brutal" winter for ruining deteriorating roads he said already are in poor condition because of a long-term funding crisis.
Advocates wanting to make Michigan's Legislature meet part-time instead of year-round got the green light Thursday to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to qualify their measure for the November statewide ballot.