Gov. Rick Snyder signed changes in Michigan's high school graduation rules Wednesday that will allow students to meet some math and foreign language requirements through materials woven into certain technical and arts classes.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $15.8 billion education budget that includes substantially more money for public universities and a preschool program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds, along with a more modest boost in K-12 districts' traditional per-student funding.
Michigan paid more than $85 million last fiscal year to people and companies that sued the state, ranging from $42 to mediate a case involving a lakeside road to a $41 million tax refund to General Motors.
Workers hired by disabled Medicaid recipients will have to undergo criminal background checks, Michigan's top public health official said Wednesday, a day after a scathing audit flagged nearly 3,800 independent-living aides with felony convictions.