KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Advocates for the poor say thousands of Michigan residents who get health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act shouldn't feel any immediate effect from a court ruling against the program. One court said the federal government couldn't offer financial help to people in states like Michigan that use the federally run insurance market. Another court ruled the opposite.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's economic development arm has approved nine projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs to the state. Governor Rick Snyder says four of the projects are the result of trade trips he took to China, Italy and Canada. He says some companies chose Michigan over competing states in the South.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Some religious leaders and activists in Lansing say they want the city to be declared a welcoming place for young immigrants. There have been protests and counter-protests over plans by Wolverine Human Services to allow its facility in Vassar to house children fleeing violence in Central America.
OAKLEY, Mich. (AP) - The state is investigating the police department in the Saginaw County village of Oakley to determine if it's violating any rules by having about 100 reserve police officers. Oakley has just 300 residents. The reserve officers are allowed to carry weapons if called to duty but are not regulated by the state.
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