City hall, county government and the state legislature


Downtown welcomes statue of US senator

July 26, 2017
A statue of another historic local leader was unveiled downtown this week. Read More

Stryker product earns FDA approval

July 21, 2017
Stryker has received FDA clearance for a new medical device. Read More

Foundation celebrating USS Gerald R. Ford

July 19, 2017
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host a live broadcast of the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court rules on land-transfer case

July 19, 2017
| By AP
Two northern Michigan townships have won a key ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court in a dispute over valuable land for a commercial project. Read More

State approves $56.5B budget

July 17, 2017
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $56.5-billion budget that will spend more on at-risk students and Flint's water crisis, concluding a bumpier-than-usual process with the GOP-led Legislature that ended with a spending blueprint well before the fiscal year starts in October. Read More

Law aims to heighten cybersecurity

Proposed Cyber Training Act would certify SBDC employees nationwide to help small businesses fight online threats.

July 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A proposed law would make cyber strategy certification the norm among a percentage of Small Business Development Center employees. Read More

State approves police body-camera law

July 14, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — Beginning in January, Michigan will have rules in place for the disclosure and retention of audio or video recordings from body cameras worn by police officers. Read More

Legislature approves tax breaks for companies that add jobs

July 13, 2017
Qualified companies that create hundreds or thousands of Michigan jobs will receive tax incentives under bills approved by lawmakers, six years after Gov. Rick Snyder and fellow Republicans replaced such breaks with a scaled-back economic development program. Read More

Attorney general: Schools with Native American mascots can't lose state aid

July 12, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — The superintendent of Michigan schools doesn't have authority to cut off tax dollars to districts with Native American mascots. Read More

MEDC names CEO

July 11, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — The new CEO at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said “ongoing support for communities of all sizes around the state and the ongoing development of the talent pipeline" is key to the “continued growth” of the state. Read More