LANSING, Mich. -Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Michigan, to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Friday, October 18 until the day after interment to honor the life and…

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 21, 2019) — More than 60% of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An 11% increase since 2012.

LANSING, MI, October 21, 2019 – The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that it has awarded more than $11.2 million in grants to nearly 80 courts statewide to fund the operation of drug and sobriety court programs during Fiscal Year 2020. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that graduates …

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Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up acros…

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released detailed, step-by-step instructions today for the application for adult-use marijuana licenses. The MRA will begin accepting adult-use marijuana applications on November 1, 2019.

LANSING, Mich. – A fourth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Calhoun County resident, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Due to the ongoing risk, MDHHS is recommending continued public health interventions to combat thi…

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Tuesday announced that automatic voter registration officially has launched in Michigan and online voter registration will be available following the November 2019 election.

Law enforcement officers from 93 police departments, sheriff offices, and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts recently increased patrols across the state during the end-of-summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign Aug. 14–Sept. 2.

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LANSING, MICH. Beginning Sept. 23, Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the MSP post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by searc…

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday joined his colleagues from both the House and Senate as the two chambers worked out their differences on the 2020 Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy budgets.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Aug. 20 the dates, times, and locations of a series of educational sessions designed to familiarize potential adult-use marijuana applicants with the online application process.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is currently investigating reports of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illnesses. As of Aug. 27, MDHHS is reviewing six cases; all diagnosed in the last 60 days.

On Aug. 16, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued a formal complaint against – and summarily suspended – the license of Iron Laboratories, a medical marijuana safety compliance facility located in Walled Lake, Michigan. The MRA also issued a health and safety bulletin.

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the formation of a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and requested students to apply to serve as members. The task force will make recommendations for improving voter engagement among college students.

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reminded Consumers Energy and DTE customers they may be eligible for a $25 credit if they were without power for more than 16 hours as a result of recent electric outages.

Michigan’s seat belt use rate climbed slightly higher this year, rising from 93.4 percent in 2018 to 94.4 percent, according to recently-released results from a statewide grant-funded observation study conducted by Michigan State University.

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined seven other Attorneys General in a brief filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania supporting Safehouse, a Pennsylvania non-profit that intends to open a “safe injection site” to help prevent opio…

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July 2, 2019 -- A typical United States flag takes care and attention for display and storage. When that flag is 30 feet tall by 60 feet long, hung from the tower of the Mackinac Bridge, it's even tougher.

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) released the latest long-term regional employment projections to a crowd of state policy and decision makers at the Michigan Occupational Outlook Conference.

LANSING, MI – The Foster Care Review Board Program, administered by the State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court, is seeking citizen volunteers for membership on review boards located throughout the state.

Funding proposals for 2019 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agricultur…

LANSING, Mich. – To help educate Michiganders about the sources of lead in and around their homes and how to protect their health, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched a new statewide awareness campaign.

LANSING, Mich. — – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week announced the following appointments to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging, including a North Muskegon man.

LANSING, Mich. – To help educate Michiganders about the sources of lead in and around their homes and how to protect their health, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched a new statewide awareness campaign.

LANSING—The number of homeless children under the age of 4 in Michigan has reached 15,565—and is likely even higher—according to Homelessness in Early Childhood, a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is coordinating with local health departments across the state to investigate cases of legionellosis this summer. To date in 2019, there have been 140 confirmed cases of legionellosis reported in 38 counties compar…

With Michigan’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign now complete, preliminary reports indicate law enforcement officers from 109 local police departments, sheriff offices, and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts in 38 counties conducted 8,145 traffic stops resulting in 2,930 seat belt and …

LANSING, Mich. – On May 10 Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4206 to forgive four additional snow days that occurred while the state was under a state of emergency due to extreme cold temperatures during the 2018-2019 school year.

Now that repainting of the Mackinac Bridge’s north tower is complete, a Contractor Seaway Painting of Livonia, which completed the 2017-18 project to strip the north tower down to bare metal and repaint it, was awarded the latest low-bid contract to repaint the bridge’s south tower. As with …

LANSING, Mich. – Last Wednessday (March 27) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement commenting on Michigan’s intent to establish PFAS drinking water standards to further protect Michiganders:

LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel has officially launched her new Hate Crimes Unit within the Criminal Division of the Department of Attorney General that is charged with investigating and prosecuting hate crimes.

LANSING, Mich – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has formally requested that the Michigan Public Service Commission conduct a statewide review of supply and deliverability of natural gas, electricity, and propane contingency planning.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday identified two major crises facing Michigan — aging infrastructure and a lagging education system — while promising to soon propose a “real solution” to fix the roads and touting a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates …

LANSING, Mich. -Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Michigan, to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Friday, October 18 until the day after interment to honor the life and…

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 21, 2019) — More than 60% of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An 11% increase since 2012.

LANSING, MI, October 21, 2019 – The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that it has awarded more than $11.2 million in grants to nearly 80 courts statewide to fund the operation of drug and sobriety court programs during Fiscal Year 2020. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that graduates …

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Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up acros…

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released detailed, step-by-step instructions today for the application for adult-use marijuana licenses. The MRA will begin accepting adult-use marijuana applications on November 1, 2019.

LANSING, Mich. – A fourth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Calhoun County resident, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Due to the ongoing risk, MDHHS is recommending continued public health interventions to combat thi…

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Tuesday announced that automatic voter registration officially has launched in Michigan and online voter registration will be available following the November 2019 election.

Law enforcement officers from 93 police departments, sheriff offices, and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts recently increased patrols across the state during the end-of-summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign Aug. 14–Sept. 2.

  • Updated

LANSING, MICH. Beginning Sept. 23, Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the MSP post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by searc…

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday joined his colleagues from both the House and Senate as the two chambers worked out their differences on the 2020 Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy budgets.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Aug. 20 the dates, times, and locations of a series of educational sessions designed to familiarize potential adult-use marijuana applicants with the online application process.