The city of Flint appears to have prevailed in a court fight over disconnecting delinquent water customers.
Last August, Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Archie Hayman ordered a halt to water shutoffs until the city of Flint rolled back a 2011 rate hike. The judge ruled that the 35% rate increase was done illegally.
The city started sending out bills reflecting the court-ordered lower rate in September. The lower rates have cost the city roughly $3.4 million.
The top Democrat in the state House is urging Gov. Rick Snyder to veto controversial election legislation.
One bill would eliminate the straight-ticket voting option on Michigan ballots.
The other makes changes to campaign finance laws that critics say allow more money from outside political groups into elections. Local governments and school leaders are also concerned about a provision in that bill they say would prevent them from answering questions during public meetings leading up to elections.