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State will open its surplus store to the public Saturday

Dec. 5, 2019 2:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Will there be any door-busters? The state of Michigan is opening its surplus store for a one-day sale Saturday. The shelves will be stocked with goods from police, airports and colleges, and property no longer needed by state government. The goods include computers, phones, knives,...

Legislature OKs undoing budget vetoes; both sides optimistic

Dec. 4, 2019 7:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature passed bills Wednesday that would restore more than half of the proposed spending vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer two months ago, a signal that a budget impasse that began over how to fix Michigan's badly dilapidated roads and turned into a...

Ethics expert appointed to MSU board amid Nassar fallout

Dec. 4, 2019 2:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday named an ethics expert to Michigan State University’s governing board, filling a vacancy left by a trustee who resigned over the board’s decision to drop a promised independent review of Larry Nassar’s sexual assaults. University...

Michigan State retires Draymond Green’s No. 23

Dec. 3, 2019 11:02 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game. At issue was Green’s No. 23, which is also worn by current Spartans standout Xavier Tillman. “He was talking junk, and I said, ‘You’re going...

Lansing man dies 6 weeks after being hit by school bus

Dec. 3, 2019 9:04 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lansing police say a 60-year-old man has died six weeks after he was struck by a school bus while crossing a city street. Police said Dennis Palomo died last Friday. He was critically injured Oct. 21 when he was struck by a Lansing School District bus along a street near Capital...

Whitmer: No progress on budget; Shirkey’s comments no help

Dec. 2, 2019 5:42 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No progress was made toward resolving a monthslong budget impasse over the Legislature’s multi-week break, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday, adding that a top Republican lawmaker’s criticism of her could impede efforts to find common ground. Whitmer spoke for the first...

Whitmer: Legislature should help pause Medicaid work rules

Dec. 2, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she wants to pause the implementation of work requirements for adults in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program until a lawsuit is resolved, but doing so would require an agreement from Republican lawmakers. The rules are scheduled to begin in...

Charges: 3 home health care aides bilked Michigan woman, 87

Nov. 29, 2019 10:03 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged three home health care aides with embezzling nearly $40,000 from an elderly Lansing woman. Court records say the trio were caring for an 87-year-old woman who needed around the clock care when they allegedly made “excessive food purchases,”...

Residents submit nearly 14,000 signatures to recall lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group has turned in nearly 14,000 signatures seeking to recall a Traverse City-area state lawmaker who is facing criminal charges in an alleged scheme to trade votes for campaign money. The residents need at least 12,201 of the voter signatures submitted Friday in Lansing to be...

Ex-lawmakers sue to block Michigan’s legislative term limits

Nov. 20, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eight former Michigan lawmakers filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging they have been unconstitutionally blocked from running again by “draconian” term-limit restrictions that also prevent voters from backing candidates of their choice. The suit, filed in Grand Rapids...