The $48.7 billion state budget is notable not just for what’s in it but also for what didn’t make the cut — Snyder’s proposed $2.5 billion in new spending for road repairs and health insurance for low-income adults.
Michigan’s public schools would get about 3 percent more and it’s community colleges and universities about 2 percent more in overall funding next fiscal year under measures approved by Republican-led budget panels last week.
Michigan lawmakers are taking significant steps toward passing the next state budget, expected to total about $48 billion.
An Upper Peninsula ranch may soon allow visitors to pet and take photos with bear cubs again under legislation approved Thursday by the House despite concerns that it could put people at risk of injury and disease.
The Michigan legislature is seeing new abortion-related proposals that would prohibit some insurance coverage of the procedures and mandate ultrasound examinations.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fill the gaps of Michigan’s mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
Twenty-eight new lawmakers are joining the Michigan Legislature on the first day of the next two-year session.
A law signed this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley requires that Michigan crime victims be notified of certain situations involving the defendants who perpetrated crimes against them.
Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.
Michigan lawmakers have approve a new emergency manager law, just one month after voters rejected a previous version.