State Government

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to take your favorite dog out to eat with you, you might soon be in luck. The State senate passed a bill Wednesday to allow restaurants to have dogs on their outdoor patios. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on legislation that would outlaw “sanctuary cities” in Michigan. 

Jon Hoadley - file photo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it’s time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require assisted living. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing A showdown is brewing in Lansing over the fate of teacher retirements. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission.

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