Legislature Sees New Abortion-Related ProposalsThe Michigan legislature is seeing new abortion-related proposals that would prohibit some insurance coverage of the procedures and mandate ultrasound examinations.
Snyder Eyes Mental Health Makeover, GOP SkepticalGov. Rick Snyder's plan to fill the gaps of Michigan's mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
New Faces Join Michigan Legislature On First DayTwenty-eight new lawmakers are joining the Michigan Legislature on the first day of the next two-year session.
Mich. Crime Victims Get More Notice Under New LawA law signed this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley requires that Michigan crime victims be notified of certain situations involving the defendants who perpetrated crimes against them.
Legislative Look-Ahead: GOP Has Edge, Dems EdgyEarly forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.
State Legislature Approves New Emergency Manager LawMichigan lawmakers have approve a new emergency manager law, just one month after voters rejected a previous version.
Michigan House Designates Gray Wolf As Game AnimalThe state House has taken a step toward allowing recently-endangered gray wolves to be hunted.
Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan BillsLet there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.
Legislation Aims To Boost Horse Racing IndustryLegislation making its way through Lansing is designed to give Michigan's struggling horse racing industry a boost.
Sides Clash On Proposal Making Tax Hikes TougherSupporters 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.
House Won't Take Up Health ExchangeA 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.
State Rep. Says She Won't Run Again, Eyes Mayor's OfficeHowze 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.
Lawmakers Approve Changes To Concealed Weapons LawA State Senate committee has approved changes to the law that include allowing people to carry concealed weapons in churches, schools and sports arenas
Bill Would Require Inmates To Pay Sales Tax A bill in Lansing would force inmates to pay sales tax on prison purchases for the first time in more than 40 years.
Report Reveals Trend Of Segregation In Charter SchoolsA recent report found that the expansion of charter schools has led to classrooms being more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.