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.
12:30 PM May 14, 2014
Legislative economists estimated on Tuesday that the state will collect about $873 million less revenue in this budget year and the next than was projected in January, likely complicating lawmakers' work to finalize Michigan's next spending plan in the coming weeks.
11:05 AM May 13, 2014
Permits have been updated for a Detroit-area steelmaker and an oil refinery, the state Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.
11:00 AM May 10, 2014
A top Republican lawmaker's proposal that would increase Michigan's hourly minimum wage to $8.15 in September could thwart a current ballot drive to gradually raise it to $10.10 by 2017.