Latest Michigan State Legislature News

Michigan Legislature $1B spending approval met with pushback

Sep. 29, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature this week added $1 billion in new spending to an already record-breaking $76 billion budget, a boost intended to attract large economic projects and meeting immediate pushback from several key Republicans. A majority of the $1 billion...

Michigan lawmakers approve early absentee ballot processing

Sep. 28, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials would begin processing absentee ballots two days before the Nov. 8 election under legislation approved Wednesday in hopes of avoiding delays in counting, with absentee voting expected to remain a popular option. Michigan is one of...

2 teens dead after shots are fired into house in SW Michigan

Sep. 21, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

NILES, Mich. (AP) — A group of people shot into a home in a small southwestern Michigan city, killing two teenagers and injuring three others inside, police said Wednesday. Niles police said the shooting late Tuesday could be related to two homicides in the same area, one in August...

Court closes appellate door to lawmakers in abortion fight

Aug. 24, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers were turned down Wednesday in their request to appeal a May order that suspends a ban on abortion. A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals said it found no need for an immediate review. A 1931 law makes it a crime to perform...

Michigan GOP governor nominee Dixon picks running mate

Aug. 19, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon chose former state Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron as her running mate Friday in her bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Hernandez served two terms in the Michigan House ending in 2020, when...

Shri Thanedar wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

Aug. 03, 2022 10:59 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shri Thanedar wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

Whittney Williams wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

Aug. 03, 2022 10:53 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whittney Williams wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

John Gibbs wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, beating incumbent Peter Meijer.

Aug. 03, 2022 03:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Gibbs wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, beating incumbent Peter Meijer.

Carl Marlinga wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 10th Congressional District.

Aug. 03, 2022 01:19 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Marlinga wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 10th Congressional District.

Steven Elliott wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 12th Congressional District.

Aug. 03, 2022 00:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Elliott wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Michigan's 12th Congressional District.