A state House committee has approved a bill to name a commission that would recommend which state-owned trails are open to horseback riding.
AUDIO: Riders wearing boots and cowboy hats packed the committee room and applauded at the passage of the measure. They say horse and mule riders have been on the losing end of many arguments with skiers, snowmobilers, bikers and hikers as the state has shut down their access to trails
U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak says he won't seek the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor this year.
The congressman from Menominee made the announcement in a written statement released Tuesday morning.
Presumptive Democratic front-runner Lt. Gov. John Cherry withdrew his name earlier this month, opening up the race and drawing the attention of Democrats such as Stupak, House Speaker Andy Dillon, businesswoman and University of Michigan Regent Denise Ilitch, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and former state treasurer Robert Bowman.
LANSING, MI – A handful of protestors gathered Monday outside the South Side Community Center before Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's State of the City address. They were concerned with Bernero's commitment to the city.
The protesters held hand-drawn signs criticizing Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's consideration of a gubernatorial run.
"It says "Do your job, don't switch jobs," said Margo Aseltine.
LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says the US Supreme Court was not told the whole story before it refused to shut down a Chicago shipping canal to stop the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Cox says he will ask the court to revisit its ruling, and consider new evidence that the invasive species poses an urgent threat.