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Michigan News

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit’s bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that have been circulated ...

Conservative activists request audit of Michigan election

LANSING — 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. Michigan Conservative ...

Michigan Senate passes bills to add voter ID requirements

LANSING — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed contentious legislation Wednesday that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. The bills, which were sent to the GOP-led House on party-line 19-16 votes, are ...

Lawmakers, Whitmer back bills to boost access to child care

LANSING — Home-based child care providers without licensing violations could serve more children under legislation backed Tuesday by lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a way to boost access to a critical service. The main bill would allow for one employee per seven children instead of ...

Michigan lifts indoor capacity limits, mask requirements

LANSING (AP) — Michigan will lift all indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements next week, 10 days sooner than planned amid vaccinations and plummeting COVID-19 infections, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. The state's main coronavirus order will expire at the end of Monday ...

Ballot drive targets Michigan law that underpins virus rules

LANSING — A conservative group said Monday it will launch a ballot drive to require legislative approval to extend emergency pandemic orders beyond 28 days — the latest bid to neuter the power of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to issue coronavirus restrictions. The initiative ...