Attorneys for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse say their challenge before the US Supreme Court to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban focus on the harmful effects on children. Continue reading
Research biologist at the DNR Dave Fielder spent years with the vessel. He said he’ll miss the old ship.
“Well I tend to think about the different people who have served on it, visited on it, over the years. Whole careers have been spent on this vessel. It can get pretty rough out there, it’s kinda notorious for creating seasickness, but it’s kinda like our second home.”
The new research vessel, the R.V Tanner, is expected to be constructed by April of 2016.
Fielder says the new ship is named after Dr. Howard Tanner who’s known as the, “Father of the Modern Pacific Salmon Program” .
The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. Continue reading
The state House has adopted legislation that would exempt air-, spring-, and gas-powered guns from Michigan firearms laws. Continue reading
Controversy surrounding a proposed nuclear waste dump that would be built near the Lake Huron Shoreline in Ontario is heating up.
The main issue surrounding Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump can be boiled down to three things.
There’s a new fight underway at the state Capitol over Michigan’s tax credit for film, TV, and digital video projects. And some advocates for the subsidy say the debate itself is harming efforts to create a thriving Michigan movie and video entertainment business. Continue reading
Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk. Continue reading
Ontario Power Generation, or OPG, has talked themselves hoarse defending their proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility near Lake Huron.
State lawmakers say Michigan set the stage for states like Wisconsin to consider right-to-work laws.
Bitter cold weather and snow continues to cause Michigan schools to cancel days.
Michigan faces a significant budget hole this year and next.
A new report from the state auditor general takes the Michigan Department of Transportation to task. The report examines a warranty program to hold construction companies responsible for the quality of the roads they build. It says the state doesn’t follow up often enough with contractors to ensure problems are fixed. Continue reading
Retired federal law enforcement officials would be able to carry concealed weapons in “no carry zones” under a bill approved by the state Senate. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support. Continue reading
The future liability from Michigan’s uncashed business tax credits is three billion dollars bigger than first anticipated. Officials at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation report the job-creation tax credits granted to businesses total more than nine billion dollars. They will come due over the next 20 years. Continue reading
A new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor has cleared another major obstacle. Continue reading
The numbers were compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a non-partisan organization that tracks spending by lobbying firms. Continue reading
One-point-two million dollars in grant money is being awarded to organizations to implement new parenting programs. Experts say violence against children can be caused by parenting issues.
The state House is supposed to vote before the end of the week on legislation to hold Michigan’s Republican presidential primary in March of next year.
A number of controversial gun bills moved closer to a final vote in the state House Tuesday.
A state Senate panel will take up a bill on Tuesday that would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit based on student loan interest payments.
Lawmakers could again consider legislation that would protect faith-based adoption agencies. The bills would shield agencies that refuse to place children with particular families for religious reasons.
A group of state lawmakers will try again to make major changes to Michigan’s medical marijuana system. Continue reading
Michigan’s Republican presidential primary would take place on March 15th of next year under bills that were just adopted by the state Senate. Republicans want to move the date to comply with national party rules. Michigan’s current February date is too close to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder’s budget-cutting order looks mostly to reductions in State Police, corrections, and health care spending as a first step toward retiring a deficit.
Snyder is calling for a two percent increase for universities.