Detroit Free Press

It would leave chain-of-command officers out of decisions with sentences of more than a year in confinement. Instead, those cases would be passed to military prosecutors. The goal of the legislation is to help victims of sexual assault in the military feel comfortable coming forward, knowing such crimes will be investigated.

Some Republican lawmakers want to get rid of unlimited life-long benefits for people critically injured in auto accidents.

It’s now the full Senate Appropriations Committee’s turn to look over the transportation budget.

The state is expected to dredge 58 public harbors and bays in Michigan to offset low water levels on the Great Lakes.

Members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving are trying to keep the Michigan drunk driving limit from increasing. The state lowered the limit to 0.08% ten years ago, but the law included a provision that would change the limit back to 0.10% this year.