State Government


(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee has approved some big changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law. 

A bill introduced in the state Senate today would pay people who are wrongfully sent to prison, matching efforts in 30 other states where such laws already are in place. In Michigan, similar bills have failed in previous years, but supporters say the idea is gaining acceptance across the country. (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) A no-fault insurance overhaul continues to move quickly through the Legislature. The state House has opened hearings on two bills adopted last week by the state Senate. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting all weight restrictions on state trunkline highways in most of the Lower Peninsula. Special weight limits are put in place in the winter time to help protect the roads. (WDET)

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(MPRN-Lansing) In one of many concessions to the budget crisis of the 1990s, the state Capitol in Lansing was closed to the public on weekends. Now, almost 20 years later, finances have improved, and the historic building will re-open to visitors on Saturdays.