A new bill introduced in the State Senate would amend Michigan's distracted driving laws, broadening what would be illegal while operating a vehicle.
With the Michigan Legislature returning to session, finding a new source for funding new road funding is top of mind for the governor and lawmakers.
Gov. Whitmer said she had a commitment from GOP leaders in 2019 there would be legislative support for a gas tax increase after signing their no-fault plan. House Speaker Lee Chatfield said that isn't true.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's second State of the State Address will be 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
A Michigan state representative was arrested on suspected drunken driving Thursday night. She is being held at the Oakland County Sheriff's office.
Michigan Values Life, an anti-abortion group has submitted a petition with almost 380,000 voter signatures to the state, in an effort to prohibit a second-trimester abortion procedure.
Gov. Whitmer has voted legislation that would have overturned Michigan's ban on bating deer or elk. While the restriction is used to reduce the spread of animal diseases, the bill's sponsor said the regulation pushed hunters away from the sport.
Michigan's sports betting and internet gaming bills are making their way through the legilsatur and are expected to be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer soon.
After three months of a budget stalemate, the governor is working with state lawmakers to restore over 550 million dollars in cuts to state services, including money for programs supporting children in need and sheriff patrols around the state.
The Michigan legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer could be just days away from legalizing sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan.
A Michigan lawmaker accused of trying to trade his vote on legislation for campaign cash is facing trial in federal court. State Rep. Larry Inman's trial begins Tuesday in Grand Rapids, where he faces up to 30 years if convicted. Charged with allegedly soliciting a bribe, extortion and lying to the FBI, the lawmaker is believed to have tried selling his vote on Michigan's prevailing wage law in 2018.
A new package of bills introduced at the legislature is taking a different avenue to fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads - and it has nothing to do with raising the state’s taxes. Instead, more than a dozen proposals and bills introduced by the members of the state’s transportation committee would free up Michigan’s local governments to collect their own gas and registration taxes that would go directly to roads managed by those bodies.
The Michigan House has passed legislation that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record.
Last November, voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of proposition 2, Voters Not Politicians. The ballot initiative was directed at curbing partisan gerrymandering, the process of lawmakers redrawing district lines that benefits a certain political party. Lawmakers redraw district lines after every census, which takes place every 10 years. However, Michigan's doing it a little bit differently this time. Instead, 13 randomly-selected residents from Michigan will be responsible for drawing those boundary lines.
It’s been more than two years since Brian Banks resigned from the state House to avoid going to the Big House.
State lawmakers are close to ending Michigan's status as one of the few states where 17-year-old offenders are automatically prosecuted as adults. The state Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Wednesday, a day after the House voted. The legislation is expected to soon go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her likely signature.
The GOP's budget differences with the governor were laid bare Wednesday following Whitmer's veto of 147 items from the legislature's proposed budget. After cutting more than a billion dollars from the proposal, there's chatter in Lansing that that money could be sent back to taxpayers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov.