A Michigan tea party activist said Monday he will challenge Lt. Gov. Brian Calley next year as a way to protest major policy initiatives of Gov. Rick Snyder, a move that could muddle the Republican governor's expected re-election bid.
Michigan is getting $100 million in federal aid to demolish abandoned buildings and fight blight in Detroit and four other cities, Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday. Snyder said the U.S. Treasury Department has approved the aid.
Michigan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has risen one-tenth of a point from June to 8.8 percent in July, as the size of the workforce grew and the number of people employed remained flat, the state announced Wednesday.