A federal appeals court has upheld Michigan’s emergency manager law. As part of the decision, a panel of judges held there is no fundamental right to vote for local government officials. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder has taken hits for naming an oil company lobbyist to run the state’s environmental protection department. But the governor says critics will be pleasantly surprised by Heidi Grether. Continue reading →
A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Continue reading →
Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent. But it’s not because more people are working. The one-tenth of a percentage point is because of a shrinking number of people competing for jobs. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that encourages judges to send younger offenders into alternatives to jail and programs that put them into contact with adults who commit crimes.
The goal is to expand services already available to help young offenders turn around their lives and clear their records. Continue reading →
Law enforcement officials have asked Governor Rick Snyder to shut down his administration’s investigation into the state’s handling of the Flint water crisis. They say it’s conflicting with their criminal inquiries. Continue reading →