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Snyder delivers State of the State

January 18, 2017
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder touted yesterday Michigan's Medicaid expansion and called for addressing aging infrastructure over the next several decades, citing the Flint water crisis that has roiled his administration and a football field-sized sinkhole that formed recently in suburban Detroit. Read More

Top 10 Michigan laws of 2016

December 27, 2016
LANSING — It was an expensive 2016 for Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to address Flint's water emergency and to rescue Detroit's school district from massive debt. Read More

Michigan Legislature passes energy bills

December 16, 2016
LANSING — The Michigan Legislature has approved a re-write of state energy laws, voting on the final day of the two-year term yesterday to boost the required use of renewable energy sources and to keep intact some competition in the electricity market. Read More

Health premiums to rise 16.7 percent in individual market

October 24, 2016
The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7 percent next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits. Read More

County prosecutor charged with hiring prostitutes

March 14, 2016
A prosecutor who's been the top law enforcer in Michigan's capital for nearly 20 years has been charged in three counties with hiring prostitutes and committing other crimes. Read More

Audit: Grand Rapids veterans home didn't check patients

February 18, 2016
A state audit says workers at a local veterans home falsely claimed they were checking on patients after being alerted of possible falls, failed to properly investigate allegations of abuse and neglect and took too long to fill prescriptions. Read More

Michigan’s minimum wage rises

January 1, 2016
Michigan workers making the minimum wage are getting a 35-cents-an-hour raise. Read More

Elections board approves formatting of gay rights petition

December 31, 2015
Supporters of amending Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared an initial procedural step when the state elections board approved the format of their petition. Read More

Lawmakers remove property tax break from data center campus bills

December 11, 2015
LANSING — State lawmakers plan to scale back tax breaks designed to entice a large Internet data center to Caledonia, citing too much disagreement between local governments and existing data centers over exempting property taxes owed on business equipment. Read More

Michigan Senate approves tax breaks for data center campus

December 4, 2015
LANSING — The state Senate has approved lucrative tax breaks designed to guarantee that a major Internet data center developer chooses Caledonia as the site of its first mega-campus in the eastern half of the U.S. Read More