Latest Michigan state government News

Michigan House cancels voting for week due to COVID-19 cases

Jan. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House of Representatives has canceled voting for the week because lawmakers and staff have COVID-19, are close contacts or are awaiting test results. The chamber typically holds session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. House...

Nessel expands on why feds should probe fake GOP electors

Jan. 18, 2022 16:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel expanded Tuesday on why she believes it's better for federal authorities to criminally investigate 16 Republicans who falsely claimed they were Michigan's presidential electors. GOP officials in seven states submitted...

Work continues on removing lead water lines in Benton Harbor

Jan. 16, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — More than 400 water service lines in Benton Harbor have been replaced or verified to be free of lead, according to state officials. City officials also are reviewing bids from contractors for removal of an estimated 3,900 lead service lines, Michigan's...

Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors

Jan. 14, 2022 19:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state's presidential electors despite Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in 2020. Dana Nessel, a...

Michigan revenues are $5.8B higher than previously forecast

Jan. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's two main funds will take in billions more that previously forecast, economists said Friday, again delivering good news to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers before a budget cycle. The combined additional tax revenues over the last, current and next...

Michigan auditors report 2,400 more long-term care deaths

Jan. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan auditors found nearly 2,400 additional COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities over an 18-month period, both at places that report coronavirus deaths to the state and homes that do not. The figure was disclosed in a review that was...

Detroit-area judge suspended for six months for misconduct

Jan. 13, 2022 15:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area judge was suspended without pay for six months Thursday for using crass and sexual language while discussing a trial with two female prosecutors. The Michigan Supreme Court said Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow had committed misconduct, but it ordered a...

State Supreme Court looking at case of girl's death in gym

Jan. 13, 2022 13:49 PM EST

GWINN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a dispute over whether an Upper Peninsula school is liable for the death of a 4-year-old girl who was accidentally killed in 2015. The family of Amarah Filizetti is trying to persuade the Supreme Court to...

Michigan lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 10, 2022 13:26 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II says he's tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms while he quarantines with his family. Gilchrist said on Twitter that he tested positive Sunday morning after his 2-year-old daughter, Ruby, began...

Whitmer plans virtual State of the State speech on Jan. 26

Jan. 10, 2022 11:48 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For the second straight year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her annual State of the State address to lawmakers and the public virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The speech is set for Jan. 26. The Democratic governor and Republican...