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  • Michigan governor signs bills targeting gay adoption

    LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills Thursday that will allow faith-based adoption groups in Michigan to refuse to serve prospective parents, like same-sex or unmarried couples, if doing so would violate the groups' religious...
  • Republican-led House OKs Michigan road-funding plan

    Hundreds of millions of dollars would be shifted from the state's general fund as part of a Republican-sponsored package approved in the House on Wednesday that's aimed at eventually putting nearly $1.2 billion a year toward road repairs. Republican...
  • 'Giggles the Pig' write-in effort ends in Flint mayor's race

    A lawyer who wanted to enter his pet pig into the Flint mayoral race is calling off the effort. Michael Ewing started the "Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor" campaign after learning that a mix-up by Flint's clerk threatened to keep candidates' names off...
  • Ford agrees to invest $3.1B to get max Michigan tax credits

    Ford Motor Co. would have to invest $3.1 billion in Michigan facilities over the next 10 years to qualify for its maximum tax credits under a deal announced Monday that limits the state's liability for incentives issued to keep auto jobs in the state....
  • La-Z-Boy marks opening of global headquarters in Michigan

    Furniture maker La-Z-Boy Inc. is showing off its new global headquarters in southeastern Michigan. The Monroe-based company marked the opening of a roughly $60 million facility with a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening. Michigan Gov....
  • Plan would raise fees on hybrid, electric cars in Michigan

    Owners of electric and hybrid vehicles would pay more toward funding the state's roads with registration fee increases proposed as part of a House Republican package. The motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don't...
  • Michigan lawmakers approve $54.5 billion budget

    Lawmakers approved a $54.5 billion state budget Wednesday, passing modest funding increases for roads and education along with new initiatives designed to boost early literacy and training for jobs in the trades. The plan spends nearly $1.7 billion, or 3...
  • Netherlands king, queen visit Michigan as part of US tour

    The king of the Netherlands and his wife helped plant a tree and paid tribute to western Michigan's Dutch heritage during a visit to the state Tuesday as part of a multi-day U.S. trip. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima landed in Grand Rapids on...
  • Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming

    A panel of experts will study proposals to allow fish farming in Michigan's Great Lakes waters. Department of Environmental Quality officials said in March they'd heard from two operators interested in raising rainbow trout in netted enclosures in...
  • America dependent on successful education system

    Why is education funding for our children one of the first targets for conservatives when reducing state and local budgets? And why are tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy more important than providing our children and grandchildren with a quality...
  • Should Rauner cut pensions to lower debt?

    Should Rauner cut pensions to lower debt?
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has decided that allowing Illinois municipalities to declare bankruptcy is an important tool to minimize union influence and membership rates in the state. Chicago, which he says "is in deep, deep yogurt" with pension obligations,...