Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network
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Uncertainty in Washington about the future of the Affordable Care Act is leaving many Michigan consumers in the dark on how much they will paying for health coverage next year.

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A judge says the state cannot reimburse private and parochial schools for any expenses, even if they’re the result of state mandates.


Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills to create new business incentives in hopes of getting a few very large employers to locate in Michigan.

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Eleven former employees are charged with falsifying records at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against the state by people who were wrongly accused of ripping off the unemployment system.

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The operators of the Mackinac Bridge are warning there could be big traffic backups the morning of Labor Day.

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Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools.

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Health care providers and patient advocates in Michigan are watching to see what’s in a re-vamped Republican health care overhaul.

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill to create a “choose life” license plate.

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A report released Thursday outlines alternatives to running an energy pipeline beneath the Great Lakes. It also says Enbridge’s Line 5 is safe to operate for the foreseeable future.

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Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22 thousand signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot.


The board overseeing new state’s new medical marijuana program meets for the first time today. 

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The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board.

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The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released. 

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New teachers will get different retirement options than current school employees under a bill sent to Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday.