Nessel: Third Defendant Pleads Guilty In Four-Person Coldwater Sex Abuse Conspiracy RingMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday Jayme LaPoint, 20, of Athens, pleaded guilty before Branch County Circuit Court Judge P. William O’Grady to two felonies for her role in a four-person Coldwater conspiracy ring that plotted to kidnap, sexually assault and kill young children. LaPoint is the third ring member to plead guilty in this case.
Communities Get Partial Win In Court Fight Over Tax DollarsA partial victory has been won by local governments in the Michigan appeals court in a dispute over how the state government gives tax dollars to communities.
Nessel Files Suit Against Out-Of-State Company For Fraudulent PracticesMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday her office has filed a lawsuit against St. Petersburg, Florida-based CA Certificate Service, doing business as MI Certificate Service, for allegedly deceptive solicitations targeting new Michigan businesses.
Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive To Put Michigan Jobs FirstGovernor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Michigan Jobs First executive directive Monday at Lecom Utility Contractors in Roseville to revamp the State’s purchasing policies to ensure that the State awards contracts to companies that create good-paying jobs in Michigan and are good stewards of the state. Currently, only 70 percent of state contracts are awarded to in-state businesses.
Michigan Unemployment Rate 4.2 percent In June; Unchanged From MayFigures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.2 percent in June.
State Administrative Board Votes To Increase Oversight Over State ContractsThe State Administrative Board voted Tuesday to approve Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase transparency and oversight within the state procurement process by changing the threshold at which state departments would need additional approval for state contracts from $500,000 to $250,000.
Human Remains At Lansing Home Identified As Missing Mom, 5-Year-Old SonDanielle Steiner and Aubrey Hall have been identified as the human remains found at a Lansing home Monday.
Human Remains Found At Lansing HomeAuthorities say they've found human remains at a Lansing home Monday.
Whitmer Criticizes Lawmakers For 'Vacation' Without Budget DealWithout a deal to fund state services or spend more to fix the roads, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is criticizing the Republican-led Legislature for taking a "vacation."
Fight Over Private School Aid To Be Heard In Michigan Supreme CourtA major lower court decision allowing Michigan tax dollars to flow to private schools will now be in the Michigan Supreme Court.
Anti-ICE Graffiti Discovered At Michigan GOP HeadquartersState party officials discovered anti-government graffiti painted on the Michigan Republican Party headquarters Saturday evening.
Whitmer Signs Executive Order In Efforts To Cut Lake Erie Nutrient PollutionGov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday ordering Michigan agencies to step up efforts to reduce phosphorus pollution and otherwise improve water quality in Lake Erie.
House Approves Bills To Add Mandatory Reporters After Nassar Scandal, Heads To SenateThe House approved bills in Michigan Wednesday that would add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.
Whitmer Expected To Sign Mackinac Island Drone BillRules to restrict the use of drones under legislation on Mackinac Island is heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office.
Jury Finds Former MSU Dean Guilty Of Neglect In Handling of NassarA former Michigan State University Dean who had oversight of former and now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at MSU was found guilty Wednesday.