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Judge says panel had authority to complete oil pipeline deal

Mar. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan panel's approval of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Great Lakes will remain intact even though a state law set unconstitutionally long terms for authority members, a judge ruled. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority was created by lawmakers and then-Republican Gov....

Michigan governor defends proposal for steep fuel tax rise

Mar. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended her proposal to nearly triple Michigan's per-gallon gasoline tax to make it the highest in the nation, promising no more "shell games" or "half measures" to reverse the deteriorating condition of the roads. The proposal — the...

Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

Feb. 19, 2019 10:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism Tuesday from a Republican lawmaker whose district stood...

Michigan governor on way out pardoned 'career drunk driver'

Feb. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — In his final days in office, Gov. Rick Snyder wiped out the felony drunken-driving conviction of a man who pleaded for a pardon so he could seek a promotion as the next president of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Jim Jagger's application for a pardon sailed...

Michigan governor revamps environmental agency after Flint

Feb. 4, 2019 4:09 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took steps Monday to restructure and rename the state environmental agency that drew criticism for its handling of the Flint water crisis under former Gov. Rick Snyder. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will become the Department of...