4:30 PM Feb 18, 2015
A new report says lobbyists spent a near record total of about $37 million in 2014 trying to influence legislation in Michigan.
6:00 PM Feb 15, 2015
Michigan would hold a March 15 presidential primary in 2016 under bills approved unanimously Thursday by the Senate, ensuring Republicans would not run afoul of party rules and lose delegates to their national nominating convention.
9:24 AM Feb 13, 2015
Michigan will slice $102 million from the state budget after legislative committees on Thursday approved Gov. Rick Snyder's request for the cuts to help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue.
9:00 PM Feb 11, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled a $54 billion budget that he said prioritizes education and health care while cutting spending this year and next because larger tax incentive credits are being claimed by companies than expected.
10:09 AM Feb 10, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder will ask Michigan lawmakers for a 75 percent increase in funding for skilled trades training and career technical education in his budget proposal for the new fiscal year.
11:59 AM Feb 8, 2015
Health experts hope that a month-old change in Michigan's vaccination waiver policy will ensure more kids are immunized in a state with the country's fourth-highest percentage of kindergartners exempted from at least one vaccine.
4:00 PM Feb 7, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder signed an order Friday merging two social services agencies into the new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in a bid to improve outcomes for those in need of public assistance with more coordination among government programs.
4:00 PM Feb 6, 2015
Majority Republicans in the House will try to repeal a law guaranteeing union-scale wages on public building projects despite Gov. Rick Snyder's opposition, while also focusing on how to better educate veterans about their available benefits.
9:54 PM Feb 4, 2015
Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were quickly performed in the hours before an appeals court blocked a ruling legalizing the unions, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday.
11:33 AM Feb 1, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers are making third-graders' ability to read a significant focus this year, emphasizing still-evolving plans to improve kids' literacy long before they're 8 or 9 years old.