Expelled lawmaker files to run in special election

September 18, 2015
A defiant Michigan lawmaker who was expelled from office for her role in covering up an extramarital affair with another legislator filed yesterday to run for her old House seat — less than a week after her colleagues kicked her out. Read More

Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans job cuts

August 17, 2015
LANSING — Michigan's economic development agency is planning staff cuts partly because a tribal casino stopped paying a portion of its gambling profits. Read More

State approves $54.5B budget

June 18, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder signed a $54.5-billion state budget yesterday with a modest spending boost for education and a temporary increase in road construction funding, pledging to work with lawmakers over the summer on a long-term transportation funding fix. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court upholds teacher retirement rulings

April 9, 2015
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has upheld a 2012 law requiring public school employees to pay more toward their pensions to avoid receiving less in retirement, and the justices have also affirmed a similar provision that involves retiree health care benefits. Read More

Snyder proposes $54B state budget

February 12, 2015
LANSING — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has unveiled a $54-billion budget that he said prioritizes education and health care, while cutting spending this year and next, because larger tax-incentive credits are being claimed by companies than expected. Read More

Snyder calls for restructuring in State of the State

January 21, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder announced plans during his fifth State of the State address to "dramatically" restructure parts of the state government in an effort he said will help the poor. Read More

Michigan changes Internet sales tax law

January 16, 2015
LANSING — Michigan residents who buy from Amazon, Overstock and some other online retailers will be forced to pay the state's 6-percent sales tax starting in October, a move to close what backers say is a loophole that has left traditional businesses at a disadvantage. Read More

State approves $1.3B more for roads — if sales tax increase passes

January 13, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has signed laws to spend $1.3 billion a year more to mend deteriorating roads and other transportation infrastructure, contingent on Michigan voters increasing the state sales tax to 7 percent in May. Read More

Judge upholds law shielding state from $1.1B payout

December 24, 2014
LANSING — Michigan lawmakers were entitled to correct a mistake by retroactively clarifying that they never intended for out-of-state companies to lessen their tax liability under a 2007 business tax overhaul, a judge ruled. Read More

Sales tax increase travels to voters

December 19, 2014
LANSING — Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase as part of a $1.3-billion transportation funding deal approved this month by lawmakers — who settled on an all-or-nothing statewide vote to fix deteriorating roads. Read More