State Government


Michigan improperly spent $1.7 million on health care for former inmates. 

"LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has sent back to the Court of Appeals a pension case affecting the possible repayment to Michigan teachers and other school employees of a $552.7-million escrow fund held by the state." (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats hope the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will provide momentum for adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law. 

"LANSING – The long-awaited energy regulation package from the state Senate was among the bills introduced last week, setting up a battle over multiple different pieces of energy legislation under consideration at the Capitol." (Detroit Free Press)

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The state Senate has approved its $1.5 billion plan to boost road funding. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley cast two tie-breaking votes on bills to gradually raise Michigan’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.