Michigan lawmakers moved Thursday to further restrict sales of stolen copper and other scrap metal, nearly five years after the state first targeted the problem that is damaging city neighborhoods, rural farms, churches and utility companies.
Efforts to continue putting in place more rigorous and uniform national education standards in Michigan cleared a key hurdle Thursday when the Senate chose to let the state spend money on the benchmarks again.
Companies using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing to pull oil and natural gas from deep underground in Michigan would have to take extra steps to protect ground and surface waters under regulations outlined Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Snyder is dissolving a nonprofit fund that came under scrutiny because money from anonymous donors was used to pay one of his top aides and some expenses for Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager.
The decision to delay Medicaid expansion in Michigan is having another side-effect besides forcing low-income adults to wait three months longer for health insurance required under the federal health overhaul.
Gov. Rick Snyder moved quickly Tuesday to name the next state treasurer, choosing to elevate someone already in his Cabinet to the job overseeing tax collections, state retirement funds and the financial health of local governments and schools.
Michigan can lower auto insurance premiums without making major changes to the state's no-fault system proposed in legislation that has stalled for months, according to a nonpartisan report issued Monday.