The proposed legislation includes a $2 monthly fee for water customers across the state to bring down costs of water for low income Michiganders.
A $5 million contract would bring more traffic cameras to public streets. Some worry data captured could be misused.
Older, abandoned factories are often located near what businesses seek today: highways, rail, full utilities and access to workers. Investing in tainted sites carries financial risk and higher costs, but there are also rewards.
Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit has often been at odds with leaders in her own party. While she supports abortion rights, she has reservations on several bills. And she warned leaders that other Democrats share her concern.
Michigan public school students can get free school breakfast and lunch at their schools during the 2023-2024 school year. Some lawmakers want to make the program permanent.
Legal questions and opposition pause the plan, but sponsors still want to bring it back. Thirty-five states have some form of ‘good time’ credits for inmates.
Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield formed a campaign committee but hasn’t yet announced whether she will run for mayor in 2025.
The position, to improve efforts to support city farm projects, is similar to others being created across the country.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy could face penalties for frequent and long power outages. The Michigan Public Service Commission has grilled the two companies for months over customer complaints.
A new bill will allow Detroit to reform its tax system, promising to cut costs for while raising taxes for owners of abandoned buildings and vacant land.