Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network
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State Senator Virgil Smith has been charged with multiple gun and assault felonies.

State Senator Virgil Smith is expected to be a no-show when the Senate gavels into session Tuesday.


Some Democrats are hinting a ballot campaign could be in the works to make Michigan a graduated income tax state.


People who were wrongfully convicted would be entitled to $60 thousand for each year they spent in prison under legislation unveiled Thursday at the state Capitol.


A state board has agreed to let the Detroit Public Schools re-finance part of its debt as part of a plan to manage a fiscal crisis.