3:30 PM May 21, 2014
A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is gauging support in the Senate to raise $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion a year more to fix Michigan's roads and bridges, primarily by increasing fuel taxes in a vote that could be held as early as Wednesday.
4:00 PM May 18, 2014
An annual downtown Memorial Day parade in Michigan's capital city has been canceled because of declining interest in participation, organizers announced, and plans now call for expanding an annual cemetery ceremony to include a formal procession.
11:00 AM May 19, 2014
Under pressure to mend roads and bridges, Michigan senators are considering whether to significantly increase gasoline taxes within five years and then allow annual increases to keep pace with construction costs.
8:28 AM May 16, 2014
The Michigan Senate approved raising the state's minimum wage to $9.20 an hour from $7.40 in a compromise that some supporters hope will pre-empt a ballot drive to raise it to $10.10.
5:52 PM May 16, 2014
Lawmakers will have $616 million less to spend when shaping Michigan's next budget, fiscal experts reported Thursday, news that appeared to officially end talk of Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed tax cut for homeowners and renters.
11:07 AM May 15, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law requiring hospitals to give materials to new parents about safe sleeping practices for infants.
4:00 PM May 15, 2014
Michigan lawmakers voted Wednesday to implement statewide standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators while also delaying their implementation a year or two.
10:30 AM May 15, 2014
The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday put into place rules reining in Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events that regulators say have run amok and charities say are an important source of income.
8:37 AM May 15, 2014
The state said Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged slightly down to its lowest level in six years.
3:51 PM May 14, 2014
Advocates of raising Michigan's minimum wage pushed back Tuesday on a competing Republican bill to raise the wage, calling the measure "trickery" and saying it would silence voters.