Court ruling puts Medicaid work requirements in peril

Judge calls similar laws in other states 'arbitrary and capricious.'

A U.S. district judge’s ruling that work requirements for Medicaid recipients should not have been approved in Kentucky and Arkansas could lead to a similar ruling in Michigan, according to critics of the requirements lawmakers approved last year. Read More

Lawmakers consider tax increase on cigarettes, vaping products

Goal is to keep any nicotine-related substances out of the hands of young people.

Some lawmakers are pushing to tax vape pens and e-cigarettes just like cigarettes in hopes of discouraging teens from using them. Read More

Towns and state official disagree on Airbnb proposal

Bill would keep municipalities from regulating the short-term home rentals.

At least one state lawmaker is advocating an end to a municipality’s ability to regulate the short-term rentals of homes often referred to as Airbnbs. Read More