(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers have begun hearings on bipartisan bills meant to help 17 year olds avoid serving time in adult prisons. 

The city of Detroit is suing vendors that the city paid before its bankruptcy filing two years ago. The city plans to file 185 actions in the hopes of recovering $50 million. The City of Detroit argues vendors that were paid before the bankruptcy got preferential treatment. They received more money than the city’s other creditors that were in similar situations. (The Detroit News)

Governor Ricky Snyder wants the Council of Governors to review security procedures for processing refugees to make sure Michigan citizens are being protected. The council makes recommendations to the federal government on matters of security and homeland defense. Earlier this month, Snyder asked for a pause on refugee immigration in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris. (MLive)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan football program has officially accepted an invitation to play in the Popeye's Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. The Broncos (7-5) will play Middle Tennessee State (7-5) in the noon game, which will be televised on ESPN." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Nearly 50 Michigan school districts have had their bond ratings downgraded this year by Moody’s Investors Service, meaning it could cost them more to borrow money." (Detroit Free Press)