The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Wayne County will be held responsible for the behavior of a jail guard who raped a woman being held in jail. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the court's decision will help determine whether local governments are liable for civil rights violations by rogue employees.
East Lansing, MI – An organization representing Michigan small business owners is calling for a policy shift away from attracting large out of state industries to cultivating home-grown companies.
The Small Business Association of Michigan says the state's main economic development priority should be helping small Michigan-based businesses succeed. The association calls this "economic gardening," as opposed to hunting for outside industries to relocate.
LANSING, MI – Michigan's movie theaters may soon have to pay taxes on rent for their film reels. A state House panel is discussing a bill that would eliminate that particular tax exemption for movie theaters.
Paul Glantz is with Emagine Theaters. He spoke before the House Tax Policy committee.
The Democratic governors of Washington, Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania are asking a federal judge to consider their views in deciding whether to uphold President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The four states are among 20 challenging the constitutionality of the sweeping legislation. The governors disagree with decisions by Republican attorneys general in their states to join the lawsuit.