Legislation making its way through Lansing is designed to give Michigan’s struggling horse racing industry a boost.
Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.
A rift among Michigan’s Republican lawmakers means Gov. Rick Snyder won’t get the House approval he wants Wednesday to start work on a website for purchasing health insurance that’s required under the federal health care law.
Howze first announced in February that she planned to forgo another term in the House and seek the Detroit mayor’s office in the 2013 election.
A State Senate committee has approved changes to the law that include allowing people to carry concealed weapons in churches, schools and sports arenas
A bill in Lansing would force inmates to pay sales tax on prison purchases for the first time in more than 40 years.
A recent report found that the expansion of charter schools has led to classrooms being more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.
The Republican-led Michigan Legislature narrowly approved a measure Wednesday that would prohibit public schools from automatically deducting union dues from the paychecks of teachers and other employees.
Some underage drinkers who seek medical help would get amnesty from prosecution under a bill approved by the Michigan House.
A majority of lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature have been endorsed by the state’s Right to Life organization.