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Court strikes Michigan law to make petition drives harder

Jan. 24, 2022 16:56 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An effort by Republicans to make it harder to change Michigan law through petition drives was declared unconstitutional Monday by the state Supreme Court. The court struck down a 15% geographic cap on the number of signatures to get an issue on the statewide ballot....

Whitmer to propose tripling tax credit for low-wage workers

Jan. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask lawmakers to triple Michigan's tax credit for low- and moderate-income workers, putting on average an extra $350 a year into their pockets. The proposal, which is to be unveiled in her annual State of the State address, would...

Today in History

Jan. 14, 2022 00:26 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2022. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 2013, Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped...

Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

Jan. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for Michigan's former health director urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the 2014-15 Flint water crisis, saying the criminal case would have a chilling effect on public employees at all levels of government. ...

Judge reaffirms review of documents in Flint water cases

Jan. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Flint water investigation must stop using certain documents seized from state offices until an independent team reviews them for any violation of attorney-client privilege. Genesee County Judge Elizabeth Kelly on Friday turned down a request...

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...

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...

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation

Nov. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday approved a $626 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by Flint residents who found their tap water contaminated by lead following disastrous decisions to switch the city's water source and a failure to swiftly acknowledge the problem. ...

Key moments in Flint, Michigan’s lead-tainted water crisis

Nov. 10, 2021 18:21 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge’s approval Wednesday of a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and others who were exposed to lead-contaminated water is the latest development in the crisis that started in 2014. That was when the city began taking water from the Flint River...

Michigan House leader wants earlier elections to fill seats

Nov. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Michigan House urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately schedule special elections to fill what will be four open seats in the chamber, which would be the most vacancies in at least 30 years. Whitmer, a Democrat, is...