GovBeat: Michigan

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Michigan Tea Partiers want to end full-time legislature

A group of tea party conservatives wants to end Michigan’s full-time legislature.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Michigan, States

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014

For governors, it’s okay to call it a comeback

Higher tax revenue means governors can highlight good news -- for now.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, budgets, California, Hawaii, Michigan, newsletter, Ohio, state of the state, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Michigan session preview: What to do with a $1.3 billion surplus

Tax cuts could be on the horizon.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Michigan, session preview, surplus, tax, tax cut, tax cuts

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance

Under pressure from conservative activists, Republican governors are revisiting Common Core standards.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Florida, georgia, indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, newsletter, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, States

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/12/2013

New Michigan law requires separate insurance for abortions

In a few months, Michigan residents who want abortion insurance will have to pay extra to get it.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Michigan, Video

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Michigan Republican: Gays want ‘free medical because they’re dying’

RNC member Dave Agema said gays want health-care benefits to cover AIDS medicine.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, gays, Michigan, republicans

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Judge declares Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

A federal judge has ruled the city can consider pension cuts as it reorganizes.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bankruptcy, detroit, Michigan, States

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Household incomes stabilize, but still below 2000 levels

The U.S. median household income was flat last year, but incomes remain far below 2000 levels.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Rankings, States

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Don’t expect Iowa to revoke gun permits for the blind. It’s not even the only state that offers them

It’s doubtful the state legislature will revisit the issue next year, and Iowa isn’t the only state that grants such permits to the blind.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blind, gun permits, iowa, Michigan, new jersey, texas, visually impaired, wisconsin

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Putting Michigan’s Medicaid expansion in context

We sat down with PostTV's In Play to talk through Gov. Rick Snyder's push to expand Medicaid.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  govbeat, medicaid, Michigan, post tv

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Republican case for Common Core

Conservatives from Georgia to Michigan have lambasted the Common Core proposal. But Republicans helped develop it.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, common core, education, georgia, indiana, Michigan

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Michigan leads way on helping long-term unemployed

In Michigan, a pilot program is trying to help solve one of the jobs recoveries most intractable problems: getting the long-term unemployed back to work.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michigan, States, Unemployment