Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers says the corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he’s confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean union to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who successfully negotiated a tentative contract with Ford, took over as acting president Saturday when Gary Jones took a paid leave of absence. He spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan who dropped out after saying she wanted to keep her community white “as much as possible” still received 4% of the vote. Jean Cramer ended her candidacy in Marysville in August, but her name remained on the ballot Tuesday. Cramer finished last among five candidates with 180 votes. Marysville’s new mayor, Wayne Pyden, says he believes Cramer might have received votes from older residents who heard her pledge to help senior citizens.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House. The main bill is part of a broader update of the state’s animal industry law. The legislation approved Wednesday would instead require each egg-laying hen to be housed in a cage-free system before 2025. The bill will soon go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — An incumbent and a former mayor have been elected to the city council in a Detroit suburb under an unusual election method known as ranked-choice voting. Voters in Eastpointe ranked four candidates for two council seats Tuesday. The preferences were shifted and counted until there were two winners with slightly more than 33.3% of the vote. The winners were Sarah Lucido and Harvey Curley. Separately, Eastpointe elected its first black mayor, Monique Owens.