State Government


(MPRN-Lansing) Davontae Sanford could be able to collect a payout from the state of about $400,000 dollars for his imprisonment on a wrongful conviction. That’s under legislation expected to come up for a vote in the state Senate Thursday to compensate exonerated inmates for their time in prison. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate could vote this week on a Detroit Public Schools bailout plan, even though it’s a departure from the hard-fought bipartisan compromise already adopted by the chamber. 

Battle Creek Air National Guard

(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Michigan’s political leaders are gearing up to defend federal military installations from future base closure efforts. 

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.