Latest Michigan state government News

Oxford school shooting trial delayed by appeal by parents

Nov. 29, 2022 11:13 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the January trial for the parents of the teenager who killed four students at his high school, a victory for defense lawyers who argue that involuntary manslaughter charges don't fit. The court ordered the state appeals...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 28, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Detroit News. November 26, 2022. Editorial: Shareholders should decide who runs companies Governments have an obvious responsibility to monitor the operations of both public and private companies for compliance with laws crafted to protect investors, customers and...

Judge denies bid for new trial in Whitmer kidnapping case

Nov. 26, 2022 13:22 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Lawyers for Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. alleged misconduct by a juror and unfairness by U.S. District Judge Robert...

Whitmer appoints first Black woman to Michigan's top court

Nov. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kyra Harris Bolden will become the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday, choosing a young lawyer who lost a close election just two weeks ago. Bolden will take the seat of Justice Bridget McCormack,...

Spokesman: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will appoint Kyra Harris Bolden as first Black woman to serve on Michigan Supreme Court

Nov. 22, 2022 11:03 AM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Spokesman: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will appoint Kyra Harris Bolden as first Black woman to serve on Michigan Supreme Court.

Flip of Michigan Legislature highlights role of fair maps

Nov. 22, 2022 10:02 AM EST

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control of both legislative chambers. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn't been in previous elections. While Democrats also won a majority of...

Clement picked by Michigan Supreme Court as chief justice

Nov. 21, 2022 12:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elizabeth Clement is the new chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Clement was the unanimous choice of her colleagues on the court. She takes over from Bridget McCormack, who is leaving the court as soon as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, picks a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 21, 2022 07:21 AM EST

Detroit News. November 19, 2022. Editorial: Gov must tackle mental health Michigan’s broken mental health system has left those who need help with mental health issues empty-handed. Decades of disinvestment and short-term fixes led by Republican and...

No federal aid to restart Michigan nuclear power plant

Nov. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EST

COVERT, Mich. (AP) — The federal government has turned down a request for financial aid to restart a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, the owner said. Holtec International said it was notified Friday by the U.S. Energy Department. The Palisades plant...

Ex-Michigan health chief asks court to end Flint water saga

Nov. 17, 2022 14:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director are urging an appeals court to quickly stop an effort to revive criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis of 2014-15. Nick Lyon's defense team made the plea this week in response to a pledge by prosecutors to try...