Latest Michigan state government News

State can't shield GM tax credit, Michigan's top court says

Jun. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state must release details about a tax credit granted to General Motors, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday in a dispute over public access to information. In a 7-0 decision, the court ruled against the Michigan Economic Development Corp., part of state...

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Jun. 28, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing...

Key moments in Flint, Michigan’s lead-tainted water crisis

Jun. 28, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court order that charges related to the Flint water scandal against former Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and seven other people must be dismissed is the latest development in the crisis that started in 2014. That was when the city began taking water...

Michigan's top court says judge had no power to indict officials in Flint water scandal, including ex-Gov. Rick Snyder

Jun. 28, 2022 09:19 AM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top court says judge had no power to indict officials in Flint water scandal, including ex-Gov. Rick Snyder.

Ford receives $101M incentive package to expand in Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers approved a $101 million incentive package for Ford Motor Co. for a planned project that will create 3,030 jobs and $1.16 billion in manufacturing facility investments throughout the state. The tax-funded incentive will be paid in increments...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Supreme Court ruling would make abortion illegal in Michigan. Voters can fix it. In a 6-3 ruling Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that granted American women the...

Michigan's top court urged to quickly address abortion ban

Jun. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged the Michigan Supreme Court to quickly determine whether abortion will be legal in the state, a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a national right to abortion. Abortion in Michigan is legal — for now — because a judge...

17-year sentence sticks for man who killed woman on porch

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A white Detroit-area man who said he feared for his life when he fatally shot a young Black woman on his porch in 2013 was given the same 17-year prison sentence Wednesday at a new hearing ordered by the Michigan Supreme Court. Ted Wafer was convicted of...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: FBI must release review in killing of extremist Whenever a citizen dies at the hands of law enforcement, the public is owed a full accounting of why it was necessary to use lethal force. The federal government has yet to explain...

Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandal

Jun. 17, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected a final appeal from sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts, including Olympic medalists. Attorneys for Nassar said he was treated unfairly in 2018 and deserved...