Drivers across Michigan are being encouraged to keep their "Thumbs on the Wheel."
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning on Monday kicked off the campaign using billboards, posters and a public service announcement featuring talking thumbs. Michigan's ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday.
Billboards put up around the state remind drivers to hold off on text messaging, carrying the phrase text back later ("txt back L8R") and one of two accompanying messages: "OR PAY $100" or "IT'S THE LAW."
Right to Life of Michigan will continue to push for requiring public universities that do embryonic stem cell research to report some information to the state.
It's one of the unsettled issues in the state's spending plan for the budget year starting Oct. 1.
Right to Life officials said Monday there's nothing in the proposal that goes against a constitutional amendment approved by Michigan voters in 2008. Some university researchers disagree and they're opposing the proposed requirements.
The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a multimillion-dollar verdict and criticized a Detroit-area judge for keeping a woman on a jury because she's black.
In a 5-2 decision, the court says race can't be a reason for including or excluding a juror. The justices say the acts of Wayne County Judge Michael Callahan could be the basis for the Judicial Tenure Commission to investigate him.
LANSING, MI – This week marks the self-imposed deadline set by state lawmakers to complete work on the K-12 schools budget for the coming fiscal year.
But there are many complications and disagreements to overcome.
Key negotiators in the House and Senate said they had reached an agreement last week over spending levels for next year. But Republicans in the Senate want to use a surplus of money in the schools budget to fill holes in other areas of the current budget.