Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to resuscitate legislation that would protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination, while LGBT advocates explore asking voters to pass the bill since it's unlikely to clear the GOP-led Legislature.
The Michigan attorney general's office has found no evidence of price-fixing or other illegal conduct by road salt suppliers after drastic increases in the cost of the commodity used to tame icy roads.
It took just days into the new legislative session for relations to sour in the Michigan House, where Democrats are livid with Republicans for snubbing their pick for the top-ranking Democrat on a powerful budget panel.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans Tuesday to "dramatically" restructure state government to help the poor and others enter society's mainstream, and called for passage of a sales tax hike to improve deteriorating roads.
Gov. Rick Snyder said he will announce plans in his State of the State speech tonight to reorganize two state agencies as part of a long-term plan to "dramatically" restructure government to better help poor people by focusing less on programs and more on the recipients of public assistance.
Gov. Rick Snyder's budget director predicted "real" but as yet unspecified cuts to government services after economists agreed Friday that state revenue is $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year — largely because of large companies cashing in tax credits.