City hall, county government and the state legislature


Utility plans $478M upgrade to nuclear plant

June 25, 2019
| By AP
A utility is planning $478 million in infrastructure improvements at Cook Nuclear Plant and asking for higher rates to help pay for it. Read More

City fires police officer

June 24, 2019
| By AP
A local police officer seen on bodycam video repeatedly punching a man during an arrest has been fired. Read More

Consumers grant aims to increase walleye

Upgrades near Muskegon should increase walleye fingerling production by 300,000, save 108 hours of yearly labor costs.

June 21, 2019
Upgrades funded by Consumers Energy will help the Muskegon River Walleye Pond produce 300,000 more walleye yearly for anglers and reduce expenses to operate the Michigan Department of Natural Resources facility. Read More

Entrepreneurial effort plants focus on workforce development

Lakeshore Advantage is putting into practice lessons learned from TPM Academy.

June 21, 2019
Going back to “school” has been beneficial for Lakeshore Advantage. 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

Campaign aims to raise awareness for savings program

Michigan’s MiABLE was created in 2016 to help people with disabilities save for expenses.

June 14, 2019
A coalition of disability rights groups in West Michigan is joining forces as part of a marketing campaign for a state savings program. Read More

Strategist advises proactive pay plan

Pending U.S. legislation and state actions may require employers to strengthen fair pay policies.

June 14, 2019
A bill amending the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 to hold employers accountable for the pay gap is causing a stir and coinciding with a flood of parallel initiatives by state governments, including Michigan’s. Read More

MPSC approves Consumers' integrated resource plan

Utility company modified settlement after receiving recommendation from Administrative Law Judge Sharon Feldman.

June 14, 2019
The Michigan Public Service Commission approved Consumers Energy’s integrated resource plan, the first strategic, forward-looking IRP to be acted upon by the MPSC under the state’s energy laws passed in 2016. Read More

Prosecutors drop charges in Flint water scandal

June 13, 2019
DETROIT — Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. Read More

Great Lakes group endorses $778M plan to fight Asian carp

June 11, 2019
| By AP
A group representing mayors in the Great Lakes region wants to fortify an Illinois waterway to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan. Read More