Michigan is getting $100 million in federal aid to demolish abandoned buildings and fight blight in Detroit and four other cities, Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday. Snyder said the U.S. Treasury Department has approved the aid.
Michigan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has risen one-tenth of a point from June to 8.8 percent in July, as the size of the workforce grew and the number of people employed remained flat, the state announced Wednesday.
No one will be indicted for participating in a former state lawmaker's scheme to switch parties at the last minute and pay a novice to run against him in a fake campaign, including the Republican House speaker, a judge ruled Friday.
A Michigan agency needs to do better at holding gas stations and other businesses accountable for inaccurate measuring devices so that consumers get what they pay for, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and her family have assets worth tens of millions of dollars, mostly in West Michigan apartment complexes and Florida condominiums run by her husband, according to a financial disclosure report.