Senate Bills Would Allow More Spending On Parks, TrailsMichigan Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment to ensure local governments would get a slice of a robust state trust fund for projects such as trails and parks.
Lena Epstein Welcomes Kid Rock To Senate Race In Video AdIn the ad, Epstein suggests Kid Rock teams up with her "to take the fight directly to Debbie Stabenow."
Jailed State Senator Virgil Smith Submits Letter Of ResignationSmith's resignation is effective April 12.
Jailed Senator Virgil Smith Expected To Resign By End Of WeekA State Senator from Detroit who was ordered to jail for 10 months following a shooting incident involving his ex-wife is expected to resign from office by the end of the week.
Michigan Senate Targets Key Vote On Aid For Detroit SchoolsThe Senate plan would allocate roughly $500 million to address debt and $200 million to start a new district.
Senate Leaders Expect Virgil Smith To Resign Despite Judge's MoveDemocratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich says he "can't see a scenario" where Smith doesn't resign.
Lawmakers OK Tax Breaks To Lure Mega-Data Center To MichiganA major data center developer said it will expand into Michigan after securing tax breaks approved late Tuesday by lawmakers and that are expected to be signed into law.
Michigan Senate Goes Against Governor, Approves Data Center Tax BreaksThe legislation would fully exempt Internet data centers and their clients from 6 percent state sales and use taxes on servers, computers and other equipment for 15 years.
Lawmakers Look To End Sales Tax On Gun Safety DevicesSupporters say Michigan should do all it can to promote gun safety.
Michigan Senate OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads [Podcast]It was a close one, with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley serving as a tie-breaker.
Michigan Senate Considers 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For RoadsThe proposal would raise the 19-cent gas tax by a nickel each year over three years.
Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work"This is the first time in two weeks that he has shown up for work, given his difficulties with the law..."