After stops and starts, the state Legislature has adopted a bill to send $100 million to Flint to replace lead pipes. The money is from the federal government, but had to be approved by state lawmakers.
Governor Rick Snyder will create a commission this week that has the mission of tackling the problem of lead exposure. A top administration official says the governor will also ask the Legislature to pass a law to make the commission permanent until the problem is solved.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on Gov. Snyder's desire to create a permanent lead commission.
Michigan and Louisiana are the only two states that don’t apply their public records laws to the legislature and the governor’s office. A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers have rolled out bills to change that.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on legislation designed to increase transparency in the Michigan state government.
Two proposalsaimed at eliminating Michigan's income tax have come before the state Legislature. WEMU's David Fair speaks to state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) about her thoughts on these proposals.