Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network

The state House is poised to vote Wednesday that would allow faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan to turn away couples based on a religious objection to their lifestyle.


A state Auditor General’s report has found problems with Michigan’s bridge inspection program.


The state office tasked with monitoring Michigan’s lowest performing schools will be put under the direct control of Governor Rick Snyder.


Governor Rick Snyder will deliver an address Friday on Michigan’s energy future.


A state House committee opened hearings Wednesday on overhauling Michigan’s energy strategy.

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s opposed to abruptly scrapping Michigan’s incentives to attract film and video productions.

Bills to allow faith-based adoption agencies to turn away LGBT couples or anyone else for religious or moral reasons were adopted Wednesday by a state House committee on party-line votes.

A state House committee could vote Wednesday on bills to shield faith-based adoption agencies from having to serve LGBT couples if the US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.

Attorneys for the lesbian couple challenging Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban have filed their briefs with the US Supreme Court.

The state House has adopted legislation that would exempt air-, spring-, and gas-powered guns from Michigan firearms laws.

A state House committee held a hearing Wednesday on legislation to end Michigan’s big tax breaks for film, TV, and movie projects.

A state board has approved selling bonds to come up with $50 million to help community colleges ramp up their career and technical training.


A survey of some of Michigan’s largest employers suggests more hiring is in store this year.

A new report says the Michigan Department of Transportation has done a poor job of ensuring that road builders repair problems with their work.

It looks like Michigan Republicans will hold their presidential primary on March 8th of next year.