- June 18, 2014
Audit: State improperly spent $160M on Medicaid
Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services primarily because it failed to obtain invoices and other required documentation from service providers, a damning state audit found Tuesday.Continued ...
- June 16, 2014
What lawmakers did, didn't do before break
Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.Continued ...
- June 15, 2014
Parks see rise in local visitors
Ronica Monzo doesn’t need to travel far for a getaway. The Kimball Township woman keeps her recreational vehicle at the Port Huron KOA during the summer and visits there at least once a week.Continued ...
- June 14, 2014
Long road ahead for inmate who won big case
A Michigan inmate might not be released for years — or ever — despite winning an unprecedented case at the state Supreme Court that challenged a governor’s ability to alter his sentence then change her mind.Continued ...
- June 13, 2014
Michigan Legislature OKs $53.2 billion budget
Michigan lawmakers on Thursday finished sending Gov. Rick Snyder a $53.2 billion state budget, approving increased aid for local governments and money to hire more state troopers and conservation officers.Continued ...
Man charged in Detroit mom's death; kids missing
Investigators dug in a Detroit backyard in the search for a 6-year-old and her infant brother, police said Thursday as authorities filed a first-degree murder charge against a man suspected in their mother's death.Continued ...
Michigan Senate eyes more modest road-funding plan
The Republican-led Michigan Senate was still scrambling to pass a scaled-back gasoline tax increase late Thursday, a day after rejecting a plan to more than double fuel taxes to improve deteriorating roads.Continued ...
Off-duty Detroit officer, husband slain in home
An off-duty Detroit police officer and her husband were found Thursday shot to death at their home in a suburb just west of the city.Continued ...
Court scratches 45-year sentence in bank robberies
An appeals court has thrown out a 45-year prison sentence for a man who was convicted of directing a drug addict to rob four Detroit-area banks.Continued ...
- June 12, 2014
Michigan Senate rejects sales tax hike for roads
Michigan senators soundly defeated a proposal Wednesday that could have led to a sales tax increase as lawmakers scrambled to try to raise taxes and vehicle registration fees to improve deteriorating roads with one day left before the Legislature adjourns for much of the summer.Continued ...
Man blamed for Flint serial stabbings loses appeal
The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a man accused in a series of fatal stabbings in 2010, saying there was nothing improper about telling jurors about other attacks.Continued ...
Group to aid rural, urban teaching in Michigan
A new class of 43 people was selected to participate in a program to develop science, technology, engineering and math teachers for several Michigan rural and urban school districts, officials announced Wednesday.Continued ...
Tribe plans gambling in Lansing, Detroit
A Michigan Indian tribe announced Wednesday that it’s seeking land in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport to build gambling facilities.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 06/12/2014
House OKs 4% more school funds; 12,500 to get surgery boot camp; Calumet site links history and geology.Continued ...
- June 11, 2014
Lawmakers on track to up funding, nix standardized test change
Michigan will spend 4 percent more next year on public schools and pause plans to replace its standardized test with one being developed by a group of states, under a K-12 budget headed toward final approval this week.Continued ...