The Michigan Legislature met Wednesday for the first time since taking a break earlier this month. There were no votes on the state budget. But many lawmakers say budget deficit is becoming more serious with every passing week.
Republican state Senator Tom George says Michigan is headed in the direction of Illinois, which is running a deficit of several billion dollars.
East Lansing, MI – A new report by a national health care advocacy group finds more than 85 percent of small businesses in Michigan are eligible for federal tax credits to help pay for employee health insurance.
The group Families USA says under the federal health insurance bill signed last March, more than 126,000 Michigan businesses qualify for tax credits ranging as high as 35 percent.
A new law cracks down harder on people who steal energy from a utility. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, utilities say they've seen a growing number of cases of people siphoning gas and electricity.
AUDIO: The illegal connections can be dangerous. Jumper cables patched into power lines expose people to the risk of electrocution. Rigged gas connections can cause fires.
The Michigan Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a Jackson County judge with pay.
District 12 Judge James Justin has been on the bench for more than 30 years. The court's order, released Tuesday, says he's under investigation by the Judicial Tenure Commission. There were no other details.
Justin was not at the courthouse and could not immediately be reached for comment.