Supporters of adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law say they have enough votes in the Legislature to pass a bill before the end of the year. But they say that’s only if Republican leaders take up a version of the bill that includes protections for gender identity. Read more
Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session. Read more
A coalition of business and civil rights groups is still optimistic state lawmakers this year will make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people.
State education officials are preparing to implement new science standards in schools. The state Board of Education could adopt the Next Generation standards as soon as next month.
A plan to change the way Michigan awards its electoral votes for president got largely panned at a state House hearing on Monday.
A state House panel is scheduled to meet Monday to consider changing the way Michigan awards its Electoral College votes for president.
State lawmakers are considering multiple plans that would significantly increase state road funding.
Legislation that is expected to raise up to $1.5 billion a year to fix Michigan’s roads has cleared the state Senate. Read more
Legislation that would make changes to Michigan’s regulations on non-profit organizations is stirring controversy at the state Capitol.
The state Legislature reconvenes Wednesday to continue its “lame duck” session between now and the end of the year. Read more