Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food.
The Michigan elections bureau has issued a warning about problems with a new Democratic Party program that lets voters apply online for absentee ballots, saying clerks are getting applications for voters who live outside the jurisdiction and signatures that do not match voter records.
Michigan would keep an estimated $1.1 billion it is at risk of being forced to refund to out-of-state companies under a bill approved Tuesday by the House, which moved to insulate the state from a potentially budget-busting court decision.
At a time Republicans are eyeing slight to significant state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan's roads, their standard-bearer for U.S. Senate is instead calling for a big cut in the federal gas tax.
Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year.