State lawmakers are mulling over a number of bills that would overhaul public education in Michigan. One measure would expand a new state-run district meant to turn-around schools with test scores in the bottom 5%. The idea has many public school officials pitted against each other.
Officials with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan say the state legislature must pass bills to overhaul the health insurer by the end of the year. Under the measures, Blue Cross would become a customer-owned non-profit, and would have to pay state and local taxes.