Flint Mayor Karen Weaver met with Gov. Rick Snyder today about extending water bill credits for her residents at least another month, but the Governor declined to make that extension.
The contention surrounding the proposal for a road in Marquette County has turned the litigation the county filed against the Environmental Protection Agency into a larger spat about overreach by the federal government.
The Detroit precincts deemed uncountable during the recount prompted the state today to call for more training for the city's election workers.
There's one bill in the Senate's 21-bill prison reform package aimed at reducing recidivism among the young adult prison population that the Department of Corrections can't get behind.
He's got $500 million in one-time money, more than half he wants to put into savings, and the rest to fix a pair of state buildings and give incremental increases to K-12, state universities and other programs.
Senate Education Committee Chair Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair) wants to flush the state's "Failing School" law and the state's intermediate school districts (ISDs) are volunteering to fill the void.
School Reform Officer (SRO) Natasha Baker and her staff will begin next week visiting the 38 chronically low-performing public schools that face closure to see if shuttering the building will create the type of "unreasonable hardship" that may keep them open.
A 21-bill package designed to drop Michigan's prison population through a reformed parole and probation process -- but not a looser parole standard -- sailed out of the Senate today with the support of Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Michigan is one of two states whose legislature and executive office are not subject to FOIA.