Hearings continue at the state Capitol on overhauling Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. The discussion will focus on how Blue Cross has used its market power to keep its costs lower than its competitors.
Some universities in Michigan say they're taking a wait-and-see approach on how to proceed a day after a federal appeals court threw out the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Helen Wallbank Milliken, who was Michigan's longest-serving first lady and a staunch supporter of women's rights and the environment, has died. She was 89. WKAR-TV will air The Millikens, a 2006 conversation with the former governor and first lady tonight at 9 p.m. on WKAR-TV.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next concert features a collaboration with choirs from the MSU College of Music. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with MSU Director of Choral Programs, David Rayl, about the program, which features Brahms' "German Requiem" and Haydn's Symphony No. 104.
Governor Rick Snyder says he’d like to see some changes in the rules for how petition drives put proposals on the ballot. The governor is particularly critical of paying petition circulators for signatures.
After all the votes have been counted in the general election, there’s still another round of elections this week. The legislature will choose its leaders for the coming session on Thursday. News services say the race for state House democratic leader is pretty well decided.
There are six statewide ballot proposals for Michigan voters to decide in the 2012 election. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s State Capitol Bureau Chief, Rick Pluta about the ballot issues, starting with Proposal One.
State elections officials say Governor Rick Snyder can use his official website and e-mail to express his views on ballot proposals – as long he does not specifically advocate for their approval or defeat.