State Government

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Governor Rick Snyder struck an optimistic tone about his administration’s efforts to address the Flint water crisis and other issues at a business conference on Mackinac Island. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state Department of Corrections plans to close the Pugsley Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan later this year. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is considering its next move after a judge blocked a state takeover of four academically struggling elementary schools in the East Detroit district. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s top water officials say there’s at least one compelling reason to approve Waukesha-Wisconsin’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan. And that is the city’s already doing it. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is suspending his administration’s internal inquiry into the state’s handling of the Flint water crisis. That’s at the request of Attorney General Bill Schuette and other law enforcement officials who say it’s jeopardizing their criminal investigations.