As most Michigan students enjoy their summer vacations, some schools are using new state funding to add air conditioning and other things so they can teach year-round.
The Michigan Court of Appeals says state regulators were correct to deny a drilling permit to developers who want to put oil wells on private land surrounded by a state forest.
Michigan schools begin their new budget year Tuesday.
Governor Rick Snyder says he’s about ready to call it quits on a privatized prison food services contract if there are more problems.
Michigan cannot ban all felons from being caregivers in the state’s Medicaid in-home care program.
There’s a new office in Michigan dedicated to helping highly skilled immigrants find jobs.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed the legislation that authorizes the state’s $195 million contribution to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement.
Governor Rick Snyder has got concerns about legislation headed his way to regulate nicotine vapor devices – or e-cigarettes.
State lawmakers have backed down from penalizing Michigan State University over controversial courses about organized labor.
The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more medical marijuana cases.
Governor Rick Snyder says he won’t give up on switching Michigan to a new student test that’s aligned with the controversial “Common Core” education standards.
Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol over road funding may have resurrected the controversy over Michigan’s right-to-work law.
State lawmakers are getting close to passing a state budget this week.
Governor Rick Snyder wants a road funding solution on his desk by the end of this week.
A new report by the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency is calling for an end to the state’s policy of automatically charging 17-year-olds as adults, and sending them to prison – even for non-violent offenses.
Michigan’s auditor general says the state is doing a better job calculating high school graduation and drop-out rates.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says an energy company cheated northern Michigan landowners out of oil and gas lease payments as part of a scheme to shut out its competitors.
The number of school districts with budget deficits has dropped over the course of this school year.
A Jackson County man will get a hearing on whether he gets to keep his kids after a ruling Tuesday by the Michigan Supreme Court.
The Michigan Supreme Court says a governor cannot reverse an official decision to commute a prison sentence.
Governor Rick Snyder’s administration says it will ask for a lot of flexibility to meet new federal clean air goals. The federal government wants to cut carbon emissions by 30% over 15 years.
We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.
Dan Wyant is the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality. He says the goal attainable if the federal government lets Michigan figure out how it’s going to get there.
Governor Rick Snyder is firing back against critics of his so-called “pension tax”.
WKAR's book reviewer Lev Raphael has a look this month at "The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World," by George Prochnik.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for Michigan’s open US Senate seat pitched themselves to business people at a conference on Mackinac Island Wednesday.
Activists have turned in petition signatures to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
The controversy over wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula is headed back to the Legislature.
The $195 million dollar state contribution to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement cleared its first major hurdle Thursday as the state House approved the payment by a wide margin.
A state House committee is expected to take up legislation tomorrow Wednesday to provide $195 million as the state’s part in the Detroit bankruptcy settlement.
A bill that would boost Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.20 an hour will get a hearing Wednesday in the state House.
Republican leaders in the Michigan Senate have a plan to boost state road funding by up to $1.4 billion a year.