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Study: 40 percent of working households don't make ends meet

September 1, 2014
A new study has found that 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs. Read More

Failure: Lab spotlights the fall

May 26, 2014
An entrepreneur shared a story about how he had failed as a father, husband and businessman. Read More

State allows insurers to renew canceled health policies

November 25, 2013
LANSING — Michigan will heed President Barack Obama's call to allow state health insurers to extend policies that fail to meet requirements of the federal health care overhaul. Read More

Workers rally for increase in Michigan minimum wage

September 2, 2013
DETROIT — A recurring call to raise the minimum wage has returned in the run up to Labor Day, in the form of national rallies and a new report that finds Michigan ranks second to worst among states for wage growth during the past 30 years. Read More

Gov. Snyder signs law overhauling Blue Cross Blue Shield

March 19, 2013
DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Monday that overhauls Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by ending its tax-exempt status, changing how it is regulated and letting it transform into a new nonprofit structure. Read More

Gov. Snyder, GOP and Democrats collide on right to work in Michigan

December 6, 2012
LANSING –– Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-controlled Legislature's top two leaders said Thursday they would seek approval of right-to-work legislation for Michigan in the next few days, potentially giving the movement its strongest foothold yet in a Rust Belt region where organized labor already has suffered several body blows. Read More

State leaders revise business property tax-cut measure

November 28, 2012
LANSING –– Leaders from the governor's office and the Legislature on Tuesday introduced a new plan to eliminate the taxes businesses pay on computers and equipment used in the manufacturing process, but it would require voter approval. Read More

5 issues likely to be hot topics in state capital

November 27, 2012
DETROIT –– Here are five of the top issues the Michigan Legislature likely will grapple with during the final dozen or so scheduled meeting days before the end of the year. Read More

Federal nuclear regulators keep close tabs on Lakeshore plant

November 12, 2012
COVERT TOWNSHIP –– The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday it will continue extra inspections of the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan despite concluding the plant has been taking care of safety problems plaguing the facility. Read More