State Government

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Freedom of Information Act could be changing in Michigan. A House committee approved a bill Thursday that would prevent public bodies like the government from suing someone that requests information through a FOIA request. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Big changes may be on the horizon for medical marijuana in Michigan. Wednesday the State House voted in favor of a package of bills that would legalize edibles and require medical marijuana clinics be licensed and pay sales tax. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers want to make sure your city won’t tax or ban plastic grocery and retail bags. 


(MPRN-Undated) A federal appeals court has upheld Michigan’s emergency manager law. As part of the decision, a panel of judges held there is no fundamental right to vote for local government officials. 

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.