House OKs Bill To Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juvenile OffendersBills advancing in Michigan's Legislature would stop automatically treating 17-year-old criminal offenders as adults and instead put them in the juvenile justice system.
Michigan Senate Approves Overhaul Of Domestic Violence LawsThe package takes into account previously overlooked ways that abusers can manipulate or terrorize victims, such as harming someone's pet.
Some Lawmakers, Businesses Upset With Beer, Wine Sale BillBig businesses like Meijer are "becoming so dominant as to be crushing," said Rep. Ray Franz. He thinks the bill will make it even easier for big box stores to swallow mom-and-pop shops.
Michigan House Passes Bills To Prevent Abortion CoercionA person also couldn't threaten to cut off legally required financial support, such as financial aid or employment, if a woman decides to keep a child.
Michigan Senate OKs $700 Million Overhaul Of Detroit Public SchoolsThe Michigan Senate has approved a $700 million restructuring plan to divide Detroit's financially and academically ailing school district in two and put in place a mechanism to pay off hundreds of millions of dollars in operating debt.
Senate Approves Bill That Might Stop Pro-Marijuana Ballot ProposalSen. Coleman Young II of Detroit accused Republicans of pushing the legislation to kill the marijuana drive.
Michigan Would Get 'Tax Holidays' If Lawmaker Has WayThe legislation would allow residents to buy certain items during the "holidays" without having to pay Michigan's six percent sales tax.
Michigan House Stalls Package To Raise Speed LimitsThe House was a few votes short of passing the main piece of legislation when leaders stopped the voting.
Michigan Senate Approves Bill To Ban Booze At Fully-Nude BarsMichigan would strip state liquor licenses from bars offering fully-nude entertainment under a bill passed by the state Senate.
Michigan Committee To Begin Reviewing Detroit Schools PlanA plan to restructure Detroit's ailing school district is set for review in a legislative committee.
Snyder OKs Bills To Link Emergency Contact Info With IDsNew laws will let Michigan residents have their emergency contact info linked to their driver's license or state ID.
Michigan Lawmakers May Raise Speed Limits On Rural HighwaysSpeed limits could increase on some rural highways and expressways under legislation approved by a Michigan legislative committee.