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Whitmer announces last appointments before inauguration

Incoming Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced her final round of appointments to state-level agencies. Clare Liening, a spokeswoman for the Whitmer transition, told...

Whitmer pledges to bring back bottled water for Flint

After the Gov. Rick Snyder administration made the call in April to stop giving out bottled water to Flint residents, his successor said she...

Leonard touts improved mental health access in farewell speech

During a marathon session Thursday night, outgoing state House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) delivered his farewell speech, touting improved mental health care access and...

Updated: $1.3B budget supplementals shoot to governor

Updated, 8:10 a.m. Dec. 21 In the wee hours of the morning, the Michigan House voted in bipartisan fashion on supplemental budget spending totaling more...

Snyder expected to OK tax shift for schools, roads, environmental cleanup

After a day of dealmaking, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign a budget supplemental that will shift revenue from the School Aid Fund...

Michigan Senate bets on internet gambling

The Michigan Senate voted Thursday night to approve a series of bills legalizing online gambling in Detroit and tribal casinos. House Bills 4926, 4927 and...

DEQ staffers tell Snyder to veto weaker enviro cleanup standards

In a rare show of opposition, 82 state employees working for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have urged Gov. Rick Snyder to veto...

Senate shifts $200M from schools for roads, environmental cleanup

Updated, 7:20 p.m. The Michigan Senate today passed legislation that would divert sales tax dollars that traditionally go to the School Aid Fund (SAF) to...

Snyder signs deer sterilization bill

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation that would bar municipalities besides Ann Arbor from sterilizing deer for more than three years. The Republican governor gave...

Whitmer: Voters elected me to have the same powers as first...

The Republican “power grab” bills that have been on the national radar are an example of “ugliness and foolishness” during Lame Duck sessions, Gov.-elect...

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