State Government

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has begun its two-month summer recess. State lawmakers wrapped up work on a Detroit Public Schools bailout. 

(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has rejected petitions filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan. The next step appears to be a court battle over the time limits set by the state to gather petition signatures. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


(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.