Latest Michigan state government News

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Michigan

Nov. 29, 2021 21:43 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high Monday, nearing 4,200 as the state continued to confront surging infections. The total of 4,185 cases surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 25, 2021. Editorial: Whitmer, stay firm on avoiding mandates Much like last holiday season, Michigan is getting slammed with a wave of COVID-19 infections. While this is discouraging, we’re pleased to see that Gov. Gretchen...

People upset about odor lose decision against Michigan Sugar

Nov. 28, 2021 09:18 AM EST

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Residents complaining about foul odors from a sugar beet processor in Bay City have a lost a key decision at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Michigan Sugar, which turns beets into sugar, is accused of depriving people from enjoying their property...

Redford court awarded grants for non-traditional programs

Nov. 28, 2021 09:17 AM EST

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 17th District Court in Redford Township has been awarded $48,500 in grants for its Veterans Treatment Court and for planning for a new hybrid DWI/drug court. The funding from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative...

Ohio, Michigan governors wager sweet treats on 'Big Game'

Nov. 25, 2021 10:16 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Buckeye candies and Michigan-made cherry products are among the sweet treats up for grabs in a friendly wager between the governors of Ohio and Michigan, whose flagship universities face off in their historic rivalry Saturday. Ohio Republican Gov....

Military to help Michigan cope with COVID-19 patient surge

Nov. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The federal government will send 44 military medical staffers to Michigan to help beleaguered hospitals treat COVID-19 patients amid a fourth surge that is the worst in the country, state health officials said Wednesday. It also will open beds at...

Whitmer seeks federal funds to convert I-375 to boulevard

Nov. 24, 2021 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday asked the Biden administration for federal funding to replace Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago. The state wants to convert the...

Businessman Rinke launches campaign for Michigan governor

Nov. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area car dealerships, launched his campaign for Michigan governor on Monday with self-funded TV and digital ads that tout him as a conservative outsider and criticize Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Rinke,...

State AG: Redistricting panel shouldn't have met privately

Nov. 22, 2021 15:07 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's redistricting commission should not have held a private meeting to discuss memos related to racially polarized voting and the federal Voting Rights Act's requirement that people have an opportunity to elect minority candidates, Attorney General Dana Nessel...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Panel must obey clearly written redistricting law There’s no wiggle room in the language of the constitutional amendment that established the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission. The law states...