SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


(MPRN-Lansing) There will be new rules soon in Michigan governing how medical marijuana is grown, shared, and sold. Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills sent to his desk that add certainty to the medical marijuana law adopted by voters in 2008. 

"Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns have their eyes set on Michigan’s reliable bloc of absentee voters who will begin receiving their ballots in the mail Monday, just before the presidential contenders square off in their first televised debate." (Detroit News)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to 4th grade. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers need to be more transparent. That was the message sent by the House Wednesday when it approved bills to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

Nesbitt Proposes Moving August Primary to June

Sep 21, 2016

"Michigan voters would head to the polls in June instead of August under a set of bills considered by the House Elections Committee on Wednesday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)