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Consumers Energy fire spurs state to lower thermostat

State offices are turning down the thermostat by 5 degrees and asking residents to do the same during record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, the Michigan Public...

Food safety worries linger even as government shutdown ends

Updated, 8:15 p.m. The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history finally ended on Friday, but some impacts, like food safety, could linger. The U.S. Food...

Bipartisan bill makes state jobless benefits available for federal workers during...

A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers, U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), have teamed up with legislation for unpaid federal...

Michigan gets $3M in Johnson & Johnson medical device settlement

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today that she and 45 other attorneys general reached a settlement with companies over medical devices. Michigan's cut is...

Google-affiliated autonomous car company gets $8M from Michigan to expand

Waymo, a self-driving car company affiliated with Google, plans to ramp up its manufacturing of autonomous vehicles in Michigan. The board of the Michigan...

Nessel withdraws from EPA pollution lawsuits

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is withdrawing from legal battles against President Barack Obama-era rules meant to fight pollution. Nessel's office on Friday filed to...

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

Special committee formed for no-fault fix

As lowering Michigan's auto insurance rates is a key legislative priority, the state House of Representatives has announced the membership of a special committee...

Dems, women’s group slam Shirkey for equal pay comments

Advice from Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) on how state contractors should deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new equal pay directive is being...

Medical marijuana dispensaries get green light

With medical marijuana said to be in short supply, the state’s regulatory body on Wednesday lent a helping hand. Dispensaries will be allowed to reopen...

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