Michigan Economic Development Corporation officials have acknowledged missteps in awarding a $9-million tax credit to a convicted embezzler. Legislative hearings on the embarrassment for the state's job-creation program opened Tuesday.
The state Senate began approving budget proposals Tuesday at the state Capitol. The lawmakers debated funding for Michigan's prisons, the Department of Education, and for community colleges.
The Senate also voted on state funding for universities. The budget cuts funding by three percent, and includes a new line-item that would require research universities to provide detailed reports of embryonic stem cell research.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says the landmark health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama exceeds the limits of what Washington can force Americans to do.
The Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate joined attorneys general from 12 other states Tuesday in suing the federal government. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Pensacola, Fla., claims the overhaul is unconstitutional.