3:51 PM May 14, 2014
Advocates of raising Michigan's minimum wage pushed back Tuesday on a competing Republican bill to raise the wage, calling the measure "trickery" and saying it would silence voters.
12:30 PM May 14, 2014
Legislative economists estimated on Tuesday that the state will collect about $873 million less revenue in this budget year and the next than was projected in January, likely complicating lawmakers' work to finalize Michigan's next spending plan in the coming weeks.
11:05 AM May 13, 2014
Permits have been updated for a Detroit-area steelmaker and an oil refinery, the state Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.
11:00 AM May 10, 2014
A top Republican lawmaker's proposal that would increase Michigan's hourly minimum wage to $8.15 in September could thwart a current ballot drive to gradually raise it to $10.10 by 2017.
6:00 PM May 9, 2014
Michigan authorities say they arrested 451 motorists for drunken driving during a three-week impaired driving crackdown in March and early April.
11:00 AM May 9, 2014
The Michigan House voted Thursday to dedicate $450 million a year more for road upkeep, which proponents called a long-overdue step while critics argued the money isn't nearly enough to fix the state's deteriorating transportation infrastructure.
9:00 AM May 9, 2014
The Michigan Senate and House passed similar school budget bills Thursday that would increase per-pupil spending on K-12 education for next fiscal year.
10:52 AM May 8, 2014
Lawmakers took an initial step Wednesday toward permanently spending more on Michigan's deteriorating roads, mostly by redirecting existing revenue while also paving the way for gasoline taxes to grow with inflation over time.
10:28 PM May 6, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Arbor Day Foundation have given 125 communities in the state the "Tree City USA" certification for their efforts in 2013.
11:50 AM May 7, 2014
Divided Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and asphalt, approving legislation that would reclassify certain hazardous wastes for "beneficial use."

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