State Government

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A higher minimum wage was the demand of protestors at the State Capitol Monday. They want Governor Rick Snyder and the legislature to boost the state wage from $8.50 an hour, to $15.00 an hour. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House could send bills to Governor Rick Snyder this week that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to be licensed and pay taxes. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing)  Medical marijuana clinics in Michigan would have to be licensed and pay sales taxes under bills adopted by the state Senate. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A lawsuit says Michigan is short-changing local governments $4 billion dollars a year. If it succeeds, it would blow a giant hole in the state budget and send legislators and state budget officials scrambling to find a fix. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s new environmental protection chief goes before a state Senate committee for a confirmation hearing. But Department of Environmental Quality Director Heidi Grether faces little possibility that her new job is in jeopardy.