Mich. Senate OKs Common Core, Waits On TestsThe Common Core standards adopted by 45 states demand critical thinking and problem solving that backers say will give students an education that's competitive with other countries.
Mich. House Approves Common Core Education StandardsMichigan has moved a step closer toward implementing more rigorous education standards that supporters say will improve classroom teaching and better prepare students for college.
State Lawmakers Examine School Scoring SystemLawmakers in Lansing are discussing school colors and it isn't about school spirit.
Michigan House OKs Bill That Could Allow Wolf HuntNext stop: Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.
Mich. House OKs Bill Against Indefinite DetentionTh House has approved legislation that would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping the federal government indefinitely detain citizens without charges.
Mich. Panel Rejects Governor's Medicaid ExpansionAnother committee in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature has rejected Rick Snyder's proposed expansion of Medicaid eligibility to more state residents.
House Speaker: No Mandatory Vaginal UltrasoundsA bill that would have required women to undergo vaginal ultrasound examinations before they get abortions won't continue through the House.
Ex-Con Sworn In To Michigan House of RepresentativesBrian Banks, an 8-time convicted felon, took the oath of office Wednesday in Lansing.
Michigan House Designates Gray Wolf As Game AnimalThe state House has taken a step toward allowing recently-endangered gray wolves to be hunted.
Bill Allowing Guns In Schools, Churches Moves Through LegislatureA bill that would wipe out most so-called "gun free zones" is speeding through the lame duck legislature, despite some vocal opposition.
Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Laws Amid ProtestsMichigan is the nation's 24th right-to-work state after two bills were signed into law Tuesday.
GOP To Introduce Right-To-Work Bills With Snyder's Support It appears certain that so-called "right-to-work" legislation will be introduced in Michigan on Thursday.
Group Asks For GOP Apology In Vagina FlapGroups upset over last month's silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said "vagina" during a state House debate have delivered 115,000 signatures asking for an apology.
Silenced Lawmaker Gets Huge Outpouring Of Support"They want to silence women on it. I absolutely think this is about a war on women, " said State Rep. Lisa Brown, who was barred from speaking in the Michigan House after using the word "vagina" during a debate over anti-abortion legislation.
Array Of Legislation Left Unfinished As State Lawmakers Take A BreakEver wish you still had a nice, long summer vacation? Consider running for office.