State Government

It would be a $50 fine to sell electronic cigarettes to minors under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday. 

MPRN

The state House has adopted a controversial bill that would preempt local “living wage” laws and other workplace rules and ordinances. 

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Vermont intends to move 319 high-security inmates to a privately run prison in Michigan. That would allow the GEO Group to re-open the facility in Baldwin that’s been closed since 2005, when Michigan scrapped its agreement with the company. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate could vote Wednesday on legislation that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. But Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he’s against the bills and hopes lawmakers will adopt a different course. 

WMUK

(MPRN-Detroit) Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a public safety agenda on Monday that includes parole and sentencing reforms, job training for inmates, and more help finding a job once they’re released from prison. 

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