9:00 AM Jun 4, 2014
Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part of a deal designed to shield valuable city-owned art from being sold and resolve the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.
11:03 AM Jun 3, 2014
The Republican-led Michigan Senate has adjourned without voting on whether to more than double the state's gasoline tax to improve roads.
12:00 PM May 25, 2014
Doubling fuel taxes. Shoring up bankrupt Detroit's pensions funds. Raising the minimum wage. Michigan lawmakers are tackling hefty issues in the last weeks before they break for the summer.
9:00 AM May 23, 2014
Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment has dropped seven-tenths of a point in the latest month to 7.3 percent.
10:34 AM May 22, 2014
Michigan is starting a pilot group that will lead to the creation of a rapid-response team to help the state and its businesses in the event of a major computer attack, officials announced Wednesday.
9:32 AM May 22, 2014
Restaurant and retail associations denounced raising the minimum wage during a Michigan House committee hearing Wednesday, clashing with Democratic lawmakers who back an increase.
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.