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Attorney General Dana Nessel
WKAR-MSU

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes.

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A Michigan judge has blocked yet another attempt by state officials to shut down unlicensed medical marijuana provisioning centers.

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The Michigan attorney general's office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians.

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

State lawmakers want to go to the Michigan Supreme Court to find out if something they did in their last session is legal. 


SOS Services Suspended For Weekend During Computer Upgrade

Feb 14, 2019
Michigan Secretary of State
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Michigan Secretary of State offices and online services will go dark during a major weekend computer upgrade.

Gretchen Whitmer
WKAR-MSU

The Latest on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State speech (all times local):

Rick Snyder
WKAR File Photo

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday took action on more measures passed during the Legislature’s frenetic lame-duck session.

All told, the term-limited Republican has signed more than 150 bills and vetoed 15 that were approved after the November election.

Abigail Censky
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WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky. 


Larry Nassar photo
WKAR photo

Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances.

MLive

Republicans who control Michigan's Legislature are expected to vote on bills that would strip power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect and give lawmakers authority to intervene in lawsuits.

Michigan Panel Oks Scaling Back Minimum Wage, Sick Time Laws

Nov 28, 2018
Sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Republican-led Legislature began voting Wednesday to substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws, making changes requested by a business lobby that criticized the new requirements as expensive and burdensome.

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

State lawmakers recently passed legislation to change the state’s minimum wage law and require that employers offer earned sick time. But those laws haven’t gone into effect yet. Michigan lawmakers want to make changes to those laws before they have a chance to be felt by Michigan residents.


state capitol building
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A conservative group is spending at least $1.2 million to oppose Proposal 2, the Michigan ballot initiative aimed at stopping partisan gerrymandering.

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The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that will determine if people who were wrongly accused of defrauding the unemployment program can sue the state.

Michigan House of Representatives
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A U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions.

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