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Bills you may have missed: SOS wait times, oil subsidies and...

Ahead of the Legislature’s rapidly approaching hunting break, here is this week’s Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation you may have missed. Regulating horse-drawn...

Tlaib wants hearings on opportunity zones after news report on Dan...

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) sent a letter Wednesday to the chairs of key House panels asking them to hold investigative hearings into opportunity...

Enbridge denies state’s report that it could evade oil spill cleanup...

Canadian oil giant Enbridge has promised to fund almost $2 billion in cleanup costs in the event of a Line 5 pipeline rupture in...

Opponents say ‘fake’ emotional support animal crackdown bills could violate federal...

Is it time to crack down on tenants who misrepresent their pets as emotional support animals? A state Senate panel heard testimony this week...

Rick Haglund: Fate of Pure Michigan ad campaign unclear

Mackinac Center for Public Policy economist Michael LaFaive for years called on policymakers to end the Pure Michigan tourism promotion campaign, considered among the...

Hollier plans bill to expand on NCAA student income rules

This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) had a significant shift in policy. Its board of governors voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to...

Panel delays Michigan PFAS standards

An oversight board stacked with appointees from GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder this week voted to halt the implementation of tougher PFAS standards in...

UAW reaches tentative deal with Ford, FCA merger announced

The state’s dominant automotive industry continues to undergo major changes.  Just as the United Auto Workers (UAW) continues its contract negotiations with the Big 3...

One data center tax break bill clears committee, others stall

Legislation aimed at growing Michigan’s data center industry via various tax exemptions continues to create consternation among school advocacy groups and lawmakers on both...

U of M to expand Detroit footprint with research and education...

Plans for the new $300 million Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI) were unveiled Wednesday morning. Several elected officials were on hand downtown, along with billionaire...

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