State Government


(MPRN-Detroit) Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city is ready to take 150 Syrian refugee families over three years. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A Democratic state Senator hopes to repeal Michigan’s “stand-your-ground” law. Under that law, a person can use deadly force against someone else with no requirement to retreat. 

"LANSING — Flint's fateful decision to sever its ties with the City of Detroit as its supplier of drinking water went all the way up to the Michigan governor's office, state records obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act show." (Detroit Free Press)

"Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring system, thought to be a major tool in the state’s effort to reduce opioid-related deaths,needs to be revamped to make it more efficient and comprehensive, according to a task force named by Gov. Rick Snyder." (Detroit News)

"Legislation pending in Lansing would update and streamline state regulations over Michigan credit unions and potentially enable them to expand services. Highlights of the six-bill package that cleared a state House committee this month include allowing state-chartered credit unions to partner to form a service organization to provide trust services. It would also alter regulations on fields of membership to allow businesses based out of state but with a market presence in Michigan to join a local credit union." (MiBiz)