Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder. Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis .
The mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin made a stop in Lansing yesterday to meet with state environmental officials. It’s part of an effort to win support for his city’s request for a large water diversion from Lake Michigan.
Michigan Republicans met in Lansing this weekend to select delegates to the party’s presidential-nominating convention this summer. Controversies over who will go to Cleveland to choose the nominee were averted.
Former state House Speaker Curtis Hertel is being remembered today as a leader whose willingness to compromise helped lead to a historic overhaul of how Michigan pays for public schools. He died over the weekend at the age of 63.