Retooling Michigan

Gov. signs "growler" bill into law

2:04 PM, Jul 3, 2013

More bars and restaurants will be able to sell refillable growlers of beer under a new law signed today by Governor Rick Snyder.

Snyder picks new Supreme Court justice

3:10 PM, Feb 27, 2013

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge David Viviano will become the next state Supreme Court justice, replacing ex-Justice Diane Hathaway who resigned in January amidst a scandal over a short sale of her Grosse Pointe Park home.

Panel OKs $31M for MI health care exchange

11:28 AM, Feb 27, 2013

A Michigan legislative panel has voted to spend $31 million to help build a health insurance marketplace required under the contentious federal health care overhaul.

Report: Capitol protests cost about $1M

6:59 PM, Jan 28, 2013

Michigan State Police spent $901,132 in overtime pay and on other miscellaneous costs because of additional security brought to the Capitol between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, spokeswoman Shannon Banner told the Michigan Information and Research Service.

53 more bills signed in Michigan

8:16 AM, Jan 3, 2013

New laws announced Wednesday include stiffer criminal penalties for arson and a bill making it illegal to drive while impaired by any intoxicating substance.

Snyder signs 2 retail fraud bills, 21 others

8:03 AM, Dec 28, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder says he's signed legislation tightening the laws against organized retail crime.

Snyder signs new emergency manager law

1:15 PM, Dec 27, 2012

If a review team finds that a financial emergency exists, local governments and school districts have four choices, including an emergency manager, bankruptcy or a reform plan with the state.

MI Gov. race in 2014 - Snyder vs. Whitmer?

9:18 AM, Dec 27, 2012

Expectations are high that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder will seek re-election in 2014, and a significant number encourage Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer to run as his opponent, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

Snyder signs personal property tax, other bills

2:16 PM, Dec 20, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder was joined by Republican lawmakers, business leaders and local officials today as he signed into law three packages of bills he said will help boost the state's economy.

Snyder returns from China trade trip

3:26 PM, Sep 28, 2012

State officials say Gov. Rick Snyder has returned from a 10-day trade mission to China that included opening a business office and meeting with about 20 corporate executives.

House approves Pledge of Allegiance bill

8:58 AM, Sep 13, 2012

The Michigan House has passed legislation requiring every state public school classroom to have a U.S. flag and provide an opportunity for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Snyder proposes changes to Blue Cross of Mich.

12:15 PM, Sep 11, 2012

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed overhauling Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, including ending the nonprofit health insurer's tax exempt status and aligning it with competitors across the state.

Snyder: State on path to federal health exchange

7:46 AM, Aug 23, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder has asked state lawmakers since last fall to approve the exchange so a federal partnership wouldn't be needed.

Supreme Court will hear emergency manager dispute

3:33 PM, Jul 11, 2012

The court said Wednesday it wants attorneys to address whether petitions used to collect signatures had the correct type size. If not, the justices want to hear whether "substantial compliance" is good enough to get the referendum on the fall ballot.

NOVO 1 hosting Career Fairs

5:06 AM, Jul 10, 2012

NOVO 1 is hosting and onsite Career Fair every Tuesday throughout the summer starting July 9th. The career fairs run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m at the Novo 1 facilities at 1351 Waverly in Holland.