Legislation to weaken the state Department of Environmental Quality has ensnared Lansing in a spat over the agency's usefulness, with one side insisting it tramples over ordinary citizens and the other saying it's too lax.
A group of law enforcement members – from sheriffs to prosecutors – unveiled a plan to prevent violence in Michigan schools Thursday. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the conversation around school safety has grown over the last few months.
Michigan's law enforcement and education leaders called Thursday for the Legislature to spend $100 million a year to staff schools with more police and counselors in light of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $175 million influx of spending on Michigan's deteriorating roads and bridges, urging pothole-weary drivers to be patient while a separate transportation-funding law continues to be phased in by 2021.
Lawmakers in Lansing have been working on legislation in response to the Larry Nassar case. And while they’re at it, some say they might want to clarify who counts as a victim when it comes to giving impact statements at a defendant’s sentencing.