Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network
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A state appeals court says a former tribal police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud charges can’t run for state or local political offices. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the case will now go to the state Supreme Court.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has handed a victory to local governments in a widely watched property tax case involving big-box retailers. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with plans to overhaul the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they hope to stop a string of problems that led to thousands of people being wrongly accused of fraud.


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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee. But, as we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they’ve hit a road block. They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.


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The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.

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The retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home and there are a lot of contenders trying to land the project being called “H-Q-2.” At stake are many thousands of jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. 


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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s close to a final decision on what disciplinary action – if any – will be taken against the leader of the Michigan State Police over a controversial Facebook post. 

Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes Congress moves quickly to restore health insurance subsidies that were eliminated last week by President Trump. The governor is concerned about the effect on rates for low-income families. 


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Governor Rick Snyder met Tuesday with the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the subject was the future of the Michigan State Police and its leader, Colonel Kriste Etue.


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Governor Rick Snyder says he plans to meet with black state lawmakers to hear their concerns following a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta. 


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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) ordered flags around Lansing lowered tomorrow after the shooting that killed at least 58 in Las Vegas. 


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The Michigan State Police says an internal investigation will determine whether the agency's director will be disciplined for sharing a Facebook post that called some NFL players "anti-American degenerates."


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Ten state House Democrats linked arms Thursday during the Pledge of Allegiance in lieu of putting their hands over their hearts. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they say it was to show solidarity with NFL players and to protest a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. 


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A plan to grant amnesty to people who owe sometimes thousands of dollars in unpaid driver responsibility fees is in the works. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers rolled out the proposal today. 


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Survivors of last year’s deadly bike crash near Kalamazoo testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee in support of safety legislation.


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