State Government

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Two bills to help Flint recover from the water crisis are making their way through the legislature. Both bills passed through the Senate Thursday with a near-unanimous vote. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers have ideas for how to ensure there is not a repeat of the Flint water crisis. A report released Wednesday by Republican Senator Jim Stamas (Midland) makes 36 recommendations. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is going to work on toughening standards for lead in drinking water, although finishing the job may have to wait until next year. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be in store for Michigan’s veterans’ services. A House and Senate joint committee heard testimony Monday about a package of bills that would create a new Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Senate will interrupt its summer recess and return to the state Capitol this week.