Republican Rep. Gary Glenn made the comments toward Consumers Energy last week in reference to a bill he sponsors.
In a report filed Tuesday, staff estimated that 394,000 signatures submitted by Voters Not Politicians are valid. That's more than the 315,000 needed.
A retired, white Detroit firefighter is charged with assault with intent to murder after a shot was fired at a black teen who police say knocked on the door of the man's suburban Detroit home to ask directions to school.
A rally took place outside Lansing City Hall on Tuesday for Michigan residents to lobby on issues affecting their families.