State Government

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has approved its plan to fund K-12 schools, colleges, and universities through the next fiscal year. 

(WDET-Detroit) A new report finds that Michigan has the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. 


The state House could approve its budget priorities as soon as this week. Democrats held events on Monday to criticize one item that would fund a controversial deal allowing the state Senate to move its offices to an upscale building next to the Capitol in downtown Lansing. 

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State Senator Judy Emmons says it's hard to gather data on human trafficking because "it's so deeply hidden." Emmons spoke to WMUK ahead of two public forums Monday with human trafficking survivors. One in Lawrence and one in Grand Rapids. 

The push by Gov. Rick Snyder to increase liquor license fees by 50 percent appears to be “dead.” At least that’s how one state lawmaker — echoing the sentiment from both chambers in the state Legislature — described the proposed fee increase in Snyder’s latest budget proposal. (MiBiz)