LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan needs an energy policy that emphasizes eliminating energy waste and replacing coal with natural gas and renewable sources. Snyder has released several goals for the state's energy policy, which his office says should amount to a "no regrets" energy future by 2025.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Some Michigan officials want state tax appeals to be overhauled, arguing that the current process is too complicated and has inconsistent results. They are proposing to eliminate the Michigan Tax Tribunal and replace it with a tax court whose judges and magistrates would have more experience and higher pay.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Attorney General Bill Schuette says Michigan residents are in line for more than $21 million from a finance company as part of a $2 billion settlement of foreclosure abuse complaints. Federal regulators say Ocwen Financial pushed borrowers into foreclosure through illegal actions, such as failing to promptly and accurately credit mortgage payments.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder. A judge has rejected Theodore Wafer's self-defense argument, saying the man could have called for help or protected himself in some other way after Renisha McBride showed up on his porch last month.
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