A state elections panel has approved a second referendum on wolf hunting in Michigan for the November ballot.
Governor Rick Snyder says he thinks there’s progress in negotiations with the Legislature to put $350 million of state money toward Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is spending a couple of days in Lansing for closed-door meetings with state officials.
Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan needs to do more to attract seasonal migrant laborers to work on farms this spring and summer.
The US Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on race- and gender-conscious admissions policies at public universities.
The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette defended the amendment, approved by voters in 2006, that outlawed race- and gender-based affirmative action. He praised the Supreme Court decision as on target.
“Michigan voters exercised their privilege to enact laws as a basic exercise of their democratic power,” he says.
Mark Fancher is an ACLU attorney who argued against the amendment.
The state House Republican leader says he expects unions to put up cash from their bank accounts as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.
An inmate convicted of murdering a Michigan State trooper has committed suicide.
Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last month to 7.5%.
The ACLU and eight same-sex couples have sued the state.
The federal government will recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples performed last weekend in Michigan before more weddings were blocked by an appeals court.
Some congressional Democrats are putting pressure on Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.
Governor Rick Snyder says same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in Michigan are legal, but they cannot be officially recognized by the state.
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could rule anytime now on whether Michigan will allow same-sex marriages to resume, and recognize weddings that were performed over the weekend.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t.
Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Legislature to send him a bill that would allow the state to tax and regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product.
A new mid-year state budget bill will spend $215 million on road construction and maintenance.
The campaign to stop wolf hunts in Michigan says it has enough petition signatures to get a referendum on the November ballot.
Both sides delivered their closing arguments Friday in the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first degree murder.
There is an effort afoot in Lansing to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes – and ban their sale to minors.
The list of Michigan school districts that have budget deficits is shrinking and the list of districts that are getting in the black is growing.
Governor Rick Snyder hopes Michigan’s worsening roads will convince reluctant lawmakers it’s time to spend a lot more money on roads and bridges.
Michigan’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is now on trial before a federal judge.
Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:01 pm
Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial today in Detroit, and Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta is there. A lesbian couple wants to settle the doubts over same-sex parenting.
Former Michigan Governor William Milliken says more than 350 prison inmates sentenced to life without parole as juveniles deserve a chance at freedom.
The campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage will begin collecting signatures.
State lawmakers say they’re concerned about the time and expense of plans to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
The campaign to increase Michigan’s minimum wage has upped its goal to $10.10 an hour in four years.
Governor Rick Snyder’s budget chief is leaving the administration to take a job with the University of Utah.
A new report says Michigan’s parole system is too stingy when it comes to releasing prisoners with sentences of up to life in prison.