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With not enough money in the state budget, and projections that these aging structures will only worsen, state transportation officials are seeking $1 billion to fix the most deteriorated bridges by 2025
Use this interactive map to find bridges listed in serious or critical condition around Michigan
Pennsylvania this year expects to finish a five-year, $1.8 billion project to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges. The contractor will then maintain the bridges for 25 years. What can Pennsylvania teach Michigan?
Michigan Republicans say the plans will save “buckets” of money for drivers. Democrats say the plans don’t guarantee rate roll-backs nor the elimination of non-driving factors in setting insurance rates. Is there an opportunity for a grand bargain that includes road funding?
The House bill, passed 2 a.m. Thursday, includes guaranteed personal injury rate savings, which Gov. Whitmer complained was missing from a Senate measure. The two bills, if reconciled, would then go to Whitmer.
The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate approves bills that would allow drivers to opt out of unlimited medical benefits. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is promising to veto the measure if it makes it to her desk.
Tuesday, May 7 will be the first election where Michigan voters will exercise a variety of rights enacted by a sweeping amendment approved in November.
The newly elected Michigan Democratic Secretary of State says she’s hosting town hall forums and working with local clerks to enhance voter rights and boost turnout in elections.
The Department of Corrections opposes the language of a bill that would withhold state payments to local jails that house felons if the communities aren’t fully cooperating with federal immigration officials. The move would increase costs for an understaffed state prison system, but Senate Republicans argue law enforcement should work collaboratively.
Five questions and answers following Tuesday’s appeal of a bombshell federal court ruling ordering special elections in Michigan.
After months of changing rules over when unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries must gain licensure or close, a court order Tuesday sides with the business owners and offers withering criticism of the state agency regulating marijuana.
Some Republicans want to extend a tax incentive awarded to companies that create hundreds or thousands of good-paying jobs. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t publicly said whether she’d keep it, but generally supports tax breaks.
After working in secret in 2011, Republican lawmakers must now redraw state political boundaries that can win over a Democratic governor and the federal judges who dismantled earlier maps.
A Grand Rapids roads summit provided no clear answers on how Michigan’s Democratic governor and Republican-led Legislature might reach a deal that still raises the more than $2 billion need annually for a roads fix.
A controversial licensing board ends, making way for a new agency overseeing a market with more questions than answers.
Police would no longer be able to take assets from people they arrest unless there’s a criminal conviction, under a bill going to the governor’s desk. It’s an early area of bipartisan agreement in the Michigan legislature.
A three-judge panel finds that 34 districts were drawn in 2011 to benefit Republicans and orders special elections in 2020.
Attorney General Dana Nessel said she will not write an opinion on last-minute GOP changes to wage and sick leave laws passed in December. Instead, she deferred to the state Supreme Court on whether the changes were constitutional.
A controversial grant to fund Michigan’s foray into the space race is revived after being grounded by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Senate Republicans adopted a state transportation budget without any new long-term funding for roads. That proposal will come this summer, Republicans said.