Supreme Court rules on re-districting in Michigan

June 28, 2019
LANSING — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature will not be forced to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2020 election, following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that federal courts have no role to play in deciding claims of partisan gerrymandering. Read More

Nessel: Civil rights panel not bound by ex-AG's LGBT opinion

June 19, 2019
LANSING — The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is not bound by a 2018 state opinion that says LGBT people have no protection under an anti-discrimination law, Attorney General Dana Nessel's office said, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's pending consideration of whether sex-based discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Read More

Jury finds ex-MSU dean guilty of neglect

June 12, 2019
LANSING — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. Read More

State approves e-cigarette ban for minors

June 5, 2019
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has reluctantly signed a ban to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of Michigan minors, expressing reservations because it will separate e-cigarettes from the definition of tobacco products. Read More

Ex-governor's phone seized in Flint water probe

June 4, 2019
LANSING — Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials. Read More

MSU chooses Stony Brook president as next leader

May 28, 2019
EAST LANSING — Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Read More

Groups sue over ballot requirements

May 27, 2019
LANSING — Voting-rights advocates and a campaign finance ballot-drive group have sued Michigan's top election official, challenging Republican-enacted requirements that make it harder to qualify proposals for the statewide ballot. Read More

Governor and lawmakers reach deal on auto insurance

May 24, 2019
LANSING — Michigan's Legislature is poised to pass a bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. Read More

Michigan names state superintendent

May 15, 2019
LANSING — Michigan's Board of Education has chosen Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice to lead the Department of Education, citing his track record of closing the "achievement gap" for minority students and his experience as an educator both in and outside the state. Read More

Michigan AG plans crackdown on worker misclassification

May 8, 2019
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes. Read More