Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network

Governor Rick Snyder spent the last day before Election Day campaigning for Proposal One.


The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered a state utility board to take another look at “smart meters” and how much utilities can charge customers who don’t want to use them.


Eighteen schools in Detroit were closed Thursday as teachers and other staff skipped classes to protest at the state Capitol.


Michigan is now waiting for the US Supreme Court to make its decision on same-sex marriage bans.


A state House committee has approved some big changes to Michigan’s no-fault law.

We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.

State Representative Tom Leonard chairs the House Insurance Committee. He says this will save consumers money.

“There is a mandatory rate rollback of 100 dollars per vehicle that has been put in this bill,” he says.


Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Betty Weaver has died at the age of 74.


An overhaul of Michigan’s no-fault insurance law is moving quickly through the Legislature, where a House committee has opened hearings on the issue.


After almost two decades, the state Capitol in Lansing will re-open for the public to visit on Saturdays.


Rick Snyder says one of his long-term ambitions is to improve Michigan’s access to electricity by extending the power grid to connect the upper and lower peninsulas.


Wolf hunting opponents have filed a lawsuit challenging the state law that circumvented voter referendums on the question.


Governor Rick Snyder says he would veto a Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act if the Legislature sends it to him.


The legal team fighting Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban has settled on a well-known litigator for LGBT rights to argue the case before the US Supreme Court.


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office has delivered the state's defense of its same-sex marriage ban to the US Supreme Court.


The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a lawmaker’s attempt to use legislative immunity to fend off a sexual harassment lawsuit.


State lawmakers are taking bites out of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation budget.