12:26 PM May 16, 2015
Several state parks in Michigan are planning Fourth of July celebrations without fireworks in an effort to quietly honor veterans.
12:00 PM May 17, 2015
With at least nine coal plants in the state slated to shut down in the next 10 years, natural gas is the likely replacement as the primary source for generating energy in Michigan, experts say.
6:02 PM May 16, 2015
Michigan tax revenues are projected to be $365 million higher over two years than previously estimated, mostly because of economic growth — prompting key lawmakers to suggest Friday that much or all of the surplus money go toward fixing bumpy roads.
7:43 AM May 16, 2015
A warden with 17 years of experience in the Michigan Department of Corrections was tapped Friday as the next director of state's prison system.
10:17 AM May 15, 2015
Michigan's Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to repeal a 50-year-old state law that requires better pay and benefits on state-financed construction projects after forceful debate over whether the legislation would save taxpayers or take money out of blue-collar workers' pockets.
9:00 AM May 14, 2015
Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter proposed a plan Wednesday to increase the amount of long-term funding available for road repairs in Michigan, just over a week after voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for them.
10:00 AM May 13, 2015
Michigan's top judge said Tuesday that a state panel's potential impending recommendation to raise judicial pay is "symbolic" and lawmakers should approve legislation changing how salaries are set so the process is less political.
9:00 AM May 13, 2015
The leader of the Michigan Senate said a senator facing criminal charges should give "serious consideration" to whether or not he can still serve his constituents.
12:00 PM May 10, 2015
The public's trouncing of a lawmaker-proposed constitutional amendment to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for an alternative.
3:02 PM May 8, 2015
The Michigan Press Association recently honored state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and state Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, for their support of sunshine and transparency in government.