Attorneys Accuse Michigan State Police of Conflict of Interest Over Breathalyzer Probe

  Michigan defense attorneys who deal with DUI cases say their phones are ringing off the hook. The calls are from clients...

Michigan Top Justices OK Cell Phones In Court, But Selfies Need Approval

Last week's Michigan Supreme Court decision allowing cell phones in all state courtrooms has big implications ⁠— and not just...

How Hot Tub Time Machine, A Tale of Two Kitties, and B-Dubs Influenced Lawmaking in Michigan

  When controversial bills clear the state House and Senate, lawmakers get one opportunity to say their piece about that legislation....

Michigan Cities Brace for Possible Recession in 2020

Local officials across Michigan are concerned about what a recession would mean for their communities. Nobody, including economists, can say...

Michigan’s Record-Breaking Lame Duck Session Has Ripple Effects A Year Later

  It’s been a year since the Michigan Legislature’s record-breaking lame duck session that saw more than 300 bills fly...

Why Pro-Gambling Bills Are Becoming More of a Sure Bet at the State Capitol

Updated Dec. 20, 11:00 am ET: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has officially signed the bills legalizing sports betting and internet gambling...

Possible State Budget Breakthrough Offers Hope of Ending Year on Bipartisan Note

The year could end on a bipartisan note after all at the state Capitol. That seemed unlikely, to say the least, after...

Whitmer Considers Using Little-Known Power to Remove Wayne State Officials

Editor's Note: Wayne State University holds WDET's broadcast license and WDET staff are employees of WSU. The in-fighting on Wayne...

As Critical State Funding Hangs In Balance, Michigan Lawmakers Go Hunting

Lawmakers have left the state Capitol for a two-week break. This is the time of year that the Legislature typically...

Pot Proposal Failures Not Harshing Advocates’ Mellow

During last week's elections, voters rejected a number of proposed ordinances on their local ballots that would have allowed cannabis businesses...

How to Apply to Serve on Michigan’s New Redistricting Commission

Applicants to Michigan's new Independent Redistricting Commission will have the chance to be a part of Michigan history – and redraw...

GOP Shouldn’t Hold Breath That Whitmer Will Limit Her Own Powers

Some state lawmakers want to limit the powers of the governor’s office. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been flexing her constitutional...