(MPRN-Lansing) Former state Representative Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) will face trial on perjury and misconduct charges, while a judge has dismissed criminal charges against former state Representative Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell). 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State lawmakers are on summer recess, but the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says big issues will be waiting when they return. 

(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has rejected petitions filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan. The next step appears to be a court battle over the time limits set by the state to gather petition signatures. 

Court Fight Looms Over Marijuana Ballot Drive

Jun 7, 2016
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Elections Bureau says the petition drive to legalize marijuana in Michigan has failed to gather enough signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Fundraising by Political Action Committees in Michigan is on a record-setting pace for a Presidential election year. That could mean very expensive races for state House this fall.