7:59 AM Feb 15, 2014
An administrative court that hears appeals about taxes in Michigan has eliminated a backlog of 40,000 cases and launched efforts to make the system more user-friendly, officials said.
9:53 AM Feb 16, 2014
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.
8:44 PM Feb 13, 2014
The State Board of Education is encouraging Michigan public school districts that exceed six snow days to replace lost time with full days of instruction.
4:00 PM Feb 13, 2014
About 112,000 Michigan residents chose a private insurance plan under the federal health care law in the first four months of enrollment, outpacing government projections by 12,000.
3:00 PM Feb 12, 2014
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.
12:48 PM Feb 11, 2014
Backers of a $9.50 hourly minimum wage in Michigan sought approval Monday to collect signatures needed to put their measure on the ballot in November.
12:00 PM Feb 9, 2014
Local governments bore steep cuts in revenue-sharing payments from Michigan in the 2000s as sales tax collections lagged and lawmakers siphoned off money to deal with budget deficits.
11:00 AM Feb 7, 2014
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.
8:47 AM Feb 6, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed a $52 billion election-year budget that includes a tax cut targeted to low- and moderate-income residents, spending increases on education and local governments, and state aid for bankrupt Detroit's pension plans.
4:00 PM Feb 5, 2014
Young killers could no longer be sentenced to mandatory life without parole under legislation nearing final approval in Michigan, but those now incarcerated for crimes committed under age 18 would stay locked up despite pleas for a second look.

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