SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Democrats Unveil Bills to Increase Transparency

Mar 17, 2015
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) New bills at the state Capitol seek to make state government more transparent. Among other things, the Democratic bills would ban the state from awarding contracts to some campaign contributors. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A state House panel has approved legislation that would end Michigan’s long-standing ban on ticket scalping. The bill would allow people to resell tickets for more than face value without the venue’s consent. 

Governor's office

(MPRN-Lansing) Utility executive Nick Khouri will be Michigan’s next state treasurer. But Khouri also comes to the job with a lengthy state government resume – including time as a deputy treasurer. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House is poised to vote Wednesday on legislation that would allow faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan to turn away couples based on a religious objection to their sexual orientation. 

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A small-caliber handgun discharged in a Loy Norrix bathroom on Tuesday, resulting in a lockdown at Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo Public Schools reported in a press release. "The persons involved have been identified and the weapon has been confiscated," the release said. (Kalamazoo Gazette)