Latest Michigan state government News

Army Corps plans extensive review of Great Lakes tunnel plan

Jun. 23, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay the project. The tunnel...

Michigan Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in election

Jun. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made baseless allegations about the results in Antrim...

Michigan lawmakers announce bills after opioid deaths spike

Jun. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers announced a package of bills Wednesday to curb opioid overdose deaths in the state, which experts say spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came during a media conference to mandate supportive...

Unemployed workers can visit state offices starting June 30

Jun. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is reopening 12 state Unemployment Insurance Agency offices for in-person visits more than 15 months after they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Appointments begin June 30. People were able to start booking 15-minute...

'Time to play': Michigan reopens 15 months after pandemic

Jun. 22, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is fully open again. After 15 months of capacity restrictions and being hit by the country's worst surge of coronavirus infections this spring, Michigan's restaurants, entertainment businesses and other venues can operate at 100% occupancy...

Michigan ends workplace COVID-19 rules except in health care

Jun. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer scaled back COVID-19 workplace safety rules on Tuesday, keeping mask and other requirements only in health care settings. The change coincided with the lifting of broad indoor capacity restrictions and face covering mandates...

Police in Michigan, other states on lookout for speeders

Jun. 20, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Law enforcement from more than 30 municipal, county and state agencies are on the lookout for speeders as part of the “Great Lakes, High Stakes” campaign. Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning and the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Michigan House approves bills to broaden organ donation

Jun. 19, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People with a disability or a positive HIV test could not be discriminated against during the organ transplant process under legislation the Michigan House passed this past week. Though the federal Americans with Disabilities Act bans...

No charges filed against Michigan official who flashed rifle

Jun. 18, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Friday she would not file charges against a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a livestreamed meeting, an incident some described as illustrating racial and cultural tensions in the Lake Michigan resort area. ...

Conservative activists request audit of Michigan election

Jun. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Conservative activists who falsely claim former President Donald Trump won reelection asked the Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday to order an audit of the results, seeking a review like one that is underway in fellow battleground state Arizona. ...