Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would strip campaign finance oversight from the incoming Democratic secretary of state and shift it to a new bipartisan commission is in trouble in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature. The Senate-passed bill is not on the agenda for a Wednesday committee meeting, an indication that it is at serious risk of stalling in the final week of the contentious lame-duck session.

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has additional confirmed cases this year of a mysterious paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Ottawa and Macomb counties have cases confirmed in one child each. Earlier cases were confirmed in children in Oakland County and Wayne counties. The four confirmed cases had onsets of illness between August and October.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who was 16 when he killed a 13-year-old girl in Michigan in 1986 is getting a new sentence with a chance at parole. The Ann Arbor News reports 48-year-old Christopher Machacek was resentenced Tuesday to 37-60 years in prison for the Dec. 30, 1986 shooting death of Mary Ann Hulbert in a field in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township. Before the decision by Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien, Machacek pleaded for mercy but acknowledged he wasn’t sure if he deserved it.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a portion of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has been designated as a natural disaster area following a summer hailstorm that damaged crops. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the designation for Grand Traverse County. Agricultural producers that had losses due to hail Aug. 1 may be eligible for emergency loans. Producers in Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties also are eligible to apply.