A bill that has passed the Michigan Senate would allow the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools to leave their districts and become so-called “conversion” schools.
The measure approved Wednesday would end a five-year permitting program run by the Department of Environmental Quality.
New teachers in Michigan still would get hybrid pensions under changes made to a teacher benefits bill.
A private company that a federal investigation found allowed “a cesspool” of conditions to exist at a Mississippi youth prison and that paid a $1.1 million fine for understaffing New Mexico prisons could be in line to oversee Michigan inmates in the next year.
The Michigan Senate has passed a contentious set of bills that would roll back the personal property taxes businesses pay by hundreds of millions of dollars.
A petition to recall the Republican majority leader of the Michigan Senate has been rejected by a Monroe County board.
ublican U.S. Senate candidates Pete Hoekstra and Clark Durant finished their first-quarter fundraising with about the same amount of cash on hand, $1.5 million, but are far behind Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow’s $7 million.
The Senate is debating Republican legislation aimed at taking a bite out of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Michigan could soon be added to the list of states that offer “Choose Life” license plates as the senate reviews a bill to allow their sale.
A bill that would authorize a fundraising license plate connected to an anti-abortion group could soon advance in the Republican-led Michigan Senate.