The state insurance commissioner has denied Blue Cross-Blue Shield permission to raise rates by as much as 15% for people who buy their own health insurance instead of getting coverage through their jobs. But as the Michigan Public Radio Network reports, that is not the final word on the question.
A state Senate panel interviewed Governor Granholm's new appointment for director of the Michigan State Police.
AUDIO: Lawmakers asked Colonel Eddie Washington Junior how much money the department would need to reduce a backlog of evidence waiting to be processed at crime labs. Washington says he doesn't know that answer, but that the department has to ask itself broader questions.
WASHINGTON – Hurt by the still-sluggish economy, Rust Belt cities and other U.S. manufacturing regions are suffering the biggest population losses as people move elsewhere in search of jobs.
New census estimates for 2009 highlight the continuing effects of the recession.
The figures show Cleveland had the largest numerical decline in residents, dropping 2,658, or nearly 1 percent. It was followed by Detroit and Flint, Mich., which lost 1,713 and 1,382 people, respectively.
The Detroit Regional Chamber's political action committee has made an unusual move with the endorsement of three candidates in Michigan's race for governor.
The business group said Tuesday it's endorsing Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder in the Republican race. It's also endorsing House Speaker Andy Dillon in the Democratic race.