The bill now heads to the state House for approval.

Republican Senator Rick Jones says gas chambers can take up to 20 minutes to euthanize a cat or dog and is more painful for the animal than lethal injection.

Last year, Chinese tourists spent more than $100 billion in the U.S., 37 percent more than in 2011.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation offered eight $10,000 grants to state mobile food owners who want to launch or expand their business.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is shelling out a million dollars to allow riders to surf the web. A spokesman for M-DOT says the cost will hopefully be offset by increased ridership and more revenue.