SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

(MPRN-Lansing) Stricter voting identification bills are on their way to the House floor for a full vote. The legislation passed through the House Elections committee Thursday. 

File photo of Recount of Kalamazoo County State Senate Race in 2014

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s ballot recount is delayed until at least Tuesday or Wednesday after an objection was filed to the request by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. 

Plastic Bags Bill On Its Way To Governor Snyder

Dec 1, 2016
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be coming for how retailers handle the use of plastic bags. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that won final approval in the legislature Thursday. 

"U.S. Rep. Justin Amash continued his Twitter criticism of President-elect Donald Trump in the the last week, suggesting Trump overstepped in his campaign to convince the heating and air conditioning company Carrier Corp. to keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis. 'Not the president(-elect)'s job. We live in a constitutional republic, not an autocracy.'" (Detroit News)

"LANSING - Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be regulated by the state, just like taxis and limousines, under legislation passed by the state Senate on Thursday. Currently, the ride-sharing services generally reach an agreement on regulations with the communities where they operate." (Detroit Free Press)