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Radio Made in Michigan
5:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Michigan Lawmakers Mull $31M For Health Care Exchange

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Governor Rick Snyder's administration is asking lawmakers to quickly authorize spending $31 million to help run an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of people can start shopping for health insurance later this year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:08 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

MADD, Michigan State Police Support 0.08 PCT. BAC

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Several groups including Michigan State Police and Michigan's Mothers Against Drunk Driving are urging lawmakers to maintain the state's 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content driving threshold.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Court Exam Dates Set For Freeway Shooting Suspect

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Two preliminary examination dates have been set for a man charged with terrorism in a shooting spree that targeted motorists along a highway corridor in four Michigan counties.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Forecast Calls For Up To Foot Of Snow In Michigan

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The National Weather Service says up to a foot of fresh snow is in the forecast for parts of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:02 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Groups Seek Tough Conditions On Enbridge Pipeline

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Indiana environmentalists are pressing their state's regulators to impose tough conditions on Enbridge Energy's plans to replace 50 miles of oil pipeline near Lake Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:56 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Key Democrats Back Challenger To Party Chairman

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Michigan's Democratic congressional delegation wants to replace the long-time chairman of the state Democratic Party.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:46 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Feds May Consider River Structures To Boost Lakes

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may take another look at placing structures at the bottom of the St. Clair River to boost water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:39 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Ex-Jackson County Judge Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanors

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A former Jackson County judge accused of dismissing traffic tickets issued to his wife and court staff without just cause has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:17 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Schuette Warns Of Flood-Damaged Used Car Scams

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents to be on the lookout for potential used car buying scams.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:13 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Governor Orders Flags Lowered For Afghan Casualty

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Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags lowered Thursday for the funeral of a 38-year-old western Michigan soldier who was fatally injured in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:07 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

More Michigan Customers On Electricity Waiting List

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A waiting list to buy power from competitors to Michigan's two dominant utilities is growing significantly.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:57 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Michigan Senate To Consider DNA Testing For Felonies

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A Senate committee is expected to take up a bill this week that would expand DNA testing in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

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A new report says more than a half-million Michigan children lived in poverty in 2011.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Unions, ACLU Sue To Block Right-To-Work Law

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Labor unions and the ACLU of Michigan say the state's right-to-work law should be struck down because people were locked out of the Capitol when the bills were initially passed.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:01 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Judge Opens Door For Michigan Juvenile Lifers

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A federal judge says all Michigan inmates serving no-parole sentences for murder committed as juveniles are entitled to a chance at release.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:54 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Road Bills Propose Higher Gas Tax, Vehicle Fees

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A still-developing plan to raise more than $1 billion a year for road maintenance could give Michigan voters a direct say in the issue.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Schuette Files Brief Supporting Health Care Suit

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Michigan's attorney general is supporting a lawsuit filed by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan challenging mandatory contraception coverage in the federal health care law.

Bill Schuette says he filed a brief this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:36 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Michigan Senate Panel OKs Removing Judge Age Limit

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Some Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove an age limit for judges.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Michigan Senate Committee OKs Blue Cross Overhaul

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A legislative committee has approved bills to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that don't include abortion provisions that led Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to veto the measure in December.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:51 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Michigan Spent $900K For Police At Union Protests

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The Michigan State Police spent an extra $900,000 on overtime and other expenses to have a large presence at the Capitol during demonstrations against a right-to-work law in December.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:02 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Ex-Detroit Mayor Back In Custody For Weekend

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is behind bars for the weekend for violating parole in a 2008 conviction that bounced him from office.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Snyder: State May Take Action On Low-Water Harbors

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Governor Rick Snyder says he's considering whether the state should take "urgent or emergency" action to help harbors hurt by low Great Lakes levels.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Diane Hathaway In Court Next Week On Fraud Charge

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Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will make her first appearance in federal court next week on a charge of bank fraud.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:41 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

MSU Gets $1 Million From Credit Union For Jazz

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Michigan State University is establishing a jazz artist-in-residence program, thanks to a $1 million endowment from its employees' credit union.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

3 New Infections In Michigan From Bad Steroids

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Michigan health officials have reported three more infections in the past week linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:40 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Michigan Gets $31M For Health Insurance Exchange

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Michigan has been given a $31 million federal grant to help the state implement a health insurance exchange that's a major part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Court: Detroit Schools' Emergency Chief Can Stay

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state-appointed emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:45 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Doctors Dead But Prescriptions Still Filled


 State auditors say pharmacies were paid $89,000 for prescriptions ordered by doctors who were dead.
 
Auditors examined how the state of Michigan runs its Medicaid pharmacy program, which pays for medication for poor people. The money is a mix of state and federal dollars.
 
Auditors found that 324 pharmacies were paid for prescriptions purportedly written by 82 doctors who were already dead. Pharmacies received about $50,000 for prescriptions from doctors who had been dead for at least six months and sometimes more than two years.
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Unions To Continue Fight Against Right To Work

Union leaders and workers say Governor Rick Snyder offered no olive branch in his State of the State address and they will keep fighting the right-to-work legislation he recently signed.  
 
United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green was among about 200 union workers protesting outside the Capitol on Wednesday night.  He said Thursday that Snyder's silence on unions was "just like he didn't pay attention to what the people wanted in the first place."
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:39 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Detroit Mayor Announces 1-Month Income Tax Amnesty

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced a one-month income tax amnesty to encourage people and businesses to pay what they owe for past years.

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