| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Amanda Clayton hit it big playing the Michigan Lottery. Like many winners, she used her $1 million prize to buy a new house.
But the Lincoln Park, Mich., resident is receiving money in another form -- $200 a month in state food assistance, according to...
| Jan 20, 2009
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers who skip votes would pay a price under a proposal pending in the Michigan Legislature.
A measure announced Monday by Republican Rep. Marty Knollenberg of Troy would dock the pay of lawmakers who miss votes unless...
| Dec 18, 2008
The Michigan Legislature is searching for a compromise to start a statewide smoking ban at restaurants, bars and other workplaces.
The latest discussions Thursday between key Republican and Democratic lawmakers focused on possibly phasing...
| Jan 16, 2009
LANSING (AP) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to cut up to 1,000 jobs and make other budget cuts this year in another blow to the state's economy.
The nonprofit health insurance giant announced the cuts Friday.
The company hinted at...
| Nov 6, 2008
Lansing - AP
The Michigan Legislature is starting its lame-duck session, which may be an opportunity for votes on politically unpopular or difficult issues.
Businesses want a tax cut in exchange for cuts to prisonspending. Health groups want a...
| May 8, 2009
Michigan transportation officials say bad roads cost the state's motorists $370 a year in extra vehicle operating expenses.
The costs are linked to accelerated vehicle deterioration, increased maintenance, additional fuel consumption and tire wear....
| May 14, 2009
L. William Seidman, who led the federal response to the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., died Wednesday at a hospice in Albuquerque, N.M., of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.
| May 19, 2009
State and national representatives are taking action on two fronts to support Michigan's car business:
MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS AIM TO KEEP AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT
LANSING - Another bid to keep the North American International Auto show...
| Sep 24, 2009
The top Democrat in the Michigan Legislature says it's probable some sort of tax or revenue increase will be proposed to save high priority programs as an Oct. 1 budget deadline nears.
House Speaker Andy Dillon said Thursday the specific type of...
| Oct 6, 2009
In the continuation budget passed by the state Legislature last week, the Michigan Promise program was cut. Officials at Grand Valley State University now say that the cut is forcing them to get the scholarship money back from students themselves.
| Aug 19, 2009
Online predators targeted by new bills; Lansing hearing Wednesday on illegal immigrants; Vote possible on state high school requiremments.
Michigan bills target online child sex predators
LANSING (AP) - Convicted Internet child...
| Aug 26, 2009
Prison for iPod Scammer | Proposed State Law on Gender Discrimination | Michigan Senate Mulls Arts Dept. Future
Grand Rapids Man Sent to Prison for iPod Scam
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - A federal judge in Grand Rapids has sentenced a...