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Supreme Court case could affect Michigan hazardous waste cleanups

What does a clash over an old Montana copper smelter have to do with environmental protection in Michigan? A lot, potentially. The U.S. Supreme Court on...

Column: We know Medicaid work requirements won’t work

Punitive and problematic Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements are set to take effect on Jan. 1, putting the health care it provides for over...

Inman denies sending ‘goofy’ texts fishing for cash from lobbyists

Embattled state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) took the witness stand in his own defense on Friday, and proclaimed himself “an innocent man.”  In about 90...

State files brief supporting some state funds for private schools

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Michael Rice filed a brief with the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday that argued providing financial assistance to...

FBI agent: Inman was ‘untruthful’ in interviews

State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) “was untruthful” with federal law enforcement in at least two interviews prior to his May indictment.  That’s according to the...

Michigan unemployment system victims to get their day in court

Thousands of people were falsely accused of unemployment insurance fraud in Michigan, thanks to an automated computer system. Now a Court of Appeals panel...

Michigan urges Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON — Michigan and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an...

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse...

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by raising the minimum age to get...

Lobbyists decry Inman’s ‘inappropriate’ messages in Day 2 of criminal trial 

A string of veteran Lansing lobbyists offered harsh critiques of text messages sent by state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) ahead of last year’s vote...

Court of Appeals rules against Nestle in bottled water suit

A Michigan Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday reversed a local judge in a case between a northern Michigan local government and Nestle Waters...

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