9:00 AM Jun 11, 2014
Michigan will spend 4 percent more next year on public schools and pause plans to replace its standardized test with one being developed by a group of states, under a K-12 budget headed toward final approval this week.
11:08 AM Jun 10, 2014
Local governments will receive a 7 percent boost in revenue-sharing payments from Michigan next fiscal year, less than what Gov. Rick Snyder had originally proposed, under a budget plan that won preliminary approval Monday in the state Legislature.
4:37 PM Jun 7, 2014
Michigan lawmakers are cracking down on smurfs — not the little blue creatures, but people who buy cold medicine for drug ringleaders to use in methamphetamine production.
6:02 PM Jun 6, 2014
The confidential status of Michigan gun records is reaffirmed in legislation that passed the state House on Thursday.
4:00 PM Jun 6, 2014
Public universities and local governments that sustained steep cuts in state aid during Michigan's economic slide would see sizable funding increases under a budget agreement signed Thursday that cleared the way for approval of a roughly $52 billion spending plan in the next week.
1:00 PM Jun 5, 2014
The steps at the east entrance to the state Capitol building in Lansing are being closed for the summer so crews can refurbish them and add ice-melting technology.
11:02 AM Jun 5, 2014
Michigan's health agency said Wednesday there's no long-term health risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of one of the costliest onshore oil spills in U.S. history.
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.

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