State Government

On this day in 2014: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Michigan

U.S. District Judge Bernard Judge Friedman on March 21, 2014, issued a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. In 2004, Michigan voters OK'd a constitutional...

Does Whitmer’s roads plan raise $2.5B or $1.9B? Here’s why it...

Most people don’t dispute that Michigan has some of the worst roads in the nation, but politicians are still squabbling over how to fix...
John Engler

AG office ‘certainly hopes’ subpoenaing Engler won’t be necessary

A dispute over former Gov. John Engler’s scheduled interview with Attorney General Dana Nessel’s investigators regarding his role overseeing the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal...
Bill Schuette

Supreme Court takes Schuette private email case

The state’s highest court announced Wednesday it will hear a case to determine whether private emails from former Attorney General Bill Schuette should be...

Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's roads tax plan got a warm reception last week at a Detroit Regional Chamber luncheon and now the group is making...

Low-wage working households on the rise in Michigan

The Great Recession may be over, but its impact continues to linger in Michigan, especially for those at or near the bottom of the...

Teacher survey: Dreading 3rd grade reading law, tired of being called...

A new survey shows Michigan’s educators have major concerns with their profession, including a vast majority who believe their schools aren’t prepared for a...

House OKs open records plan for Legislature, governor’s office

House lawmakers unanimously voted on Tuesday to open the governor’s and lawmakers’ offices to open records requests, although critics say there are still broad...

Gov. declares state of emergency after Newaygo flooding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed Newaygo County officials in declaring a state of emergency after the area saw heavy rainfall last week. That combined...

Multi-million-dollar Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids

The $231 million computer system used to track Michigan’s child abuse and neglect cases is so ineffective that it should be scrapped just five...

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