Legislature Blocks Regulations Of New Cancer TreatmentMichigan's Republican-led Legislature has blocked proposed regulations of a breakthrough gene therapy that combats some blood cancers, citing concerns that patients could not access the treatment.
Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill To Protect Michigan Counselors, Access To Mental Health CareGovernor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4325 Tuesday to update the scope of practice for counselors in the Public Health Code. The bill will ensure that Licensed Professional Counselors can still diagnose and treat patients.
GOP Leaders Want Whitmer To Weaken Her Budget PowersRepublicans who control Michigan's Legislature say the state budget will not be resolved until Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agrees to restrict her unilateral power to shift money within departments.
New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May Vote"The May 5 ballot proposal on roads is going to be the lens through which everything gets done in the first six months."
Michigan Lawmakers Pick GOP, Democratic LeadersUpbeat Republican lawmakers chose new, potentially more conservative leaders Thursday to help set their agenda in 2015 and beyond in a Legislature where the majority GOP will have an even bigger footprint.
Dems, GOP Vie For Control Of Michigan LegislatureThe fight for House control in the Nov. 4 election will determine the ease or difficulty with which Republican Gov. Rick Snyder or Democratic challenger Mark Schauer can enact his agenda in the next Legislature.
Michigan House OKs Measure Allowing Wolf HuntingA panel will now decide whether to allow continued wolf hunts, instead of leaving the matter up to the voters.
Asian Woman Could Be 1st In Michigan LegislatureStephanie Chang, who was born and raised in the Detroit area after her parents came from Taiwan, is co-founder and past president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan.
What Lawmakers Did, Didn't Do Before Summer BreakLate-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers' final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.
Michigan Legislature Adjourns Without Gas Tax HikeMichigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country's highest taxes at the pump.
Mich. Legislature Returns After Monthlong BreakThe Senate's first action is expected to be approving a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the North American International Auto Show.
Mich. Legislature Finishes Approving $49B BudgetThe $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 Panel OKs 3% Raise For K-12 SchoolsMichigan'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 Legislature Starts Passing Budget PlansMichigan lawmakers are taking significant steps toward passing the next state budget, expected to total about $48 billion.
Michigan House Approves Bear Cub Handling BillAn 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.