Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network

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6:37 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

On Stump in Detroit, Romney Shows “Love” for Michigan, Autos

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spoke to a business luncheon Thursday not far from where he grew up in Oakland County as he stumped for Republican support in Michigan’s presidential primary. 

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Judge Says Local Review Teams Violated Open Meetings Law

Kevin Rosseel morgueFile

An Ingham County judge has ruled that state-appointed review teams looking into the finances of the city if Detroit and the Highland Park school district broke Michigan’s open meetings law.  

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NewsRoom
6:31 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Voters Rights Groups Oppose Election Law Changeup

Mark Bashore WKAR

The state Senate has approved some prospective changes in Michigan voting laws.

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NewsRoom
7:28 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Snyder, Schuette Oppose Lansing Casino

Governor Rick Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette have told a northern Michigan Indian tribe they will do whatever is necessary to stop a casino from being built in downtown Lansing. 

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NewsRoom
6:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Michigan to Start Seeing Candidate Visits

Photo: WKAR

 

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says no one should count him out when he faces Michigan native Mitt Romney on the state’s February 28th GOP primary ballot. Santorum and Romney both plan to campaign in Michigan this week. Santorum says his message should play well with Michigan’s conservative blue
collar voters.

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NewsRoom
5:47 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Court: City cannot keep marijuana question off ballot

WKAR photo

A measure to eliminate criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana in Detroit could be voted on by city voters this coming summer.

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NewsRoom
5:55 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Snyder Budget Focuses on Student Performance

Governor Rick Snyder
Courtesy: State of Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder calls for a slight boost in spending in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year – with more money for police, schools, and universities.  The governor says this year’s spending plan is built on tough decisions made last year.

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Hoekstra Changes Ad Strategy on the Heels of Controversy

Michigan Public Radio Network

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is altering his ad strategy following a storm of criticism over a spot deemed by many as insulting to Asians.

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NewsRoom
9:05 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Gov. Snyder delivers his second State of the State address

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his second annual State of the State address Wednesday evening in Lansing.
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Gov. Rick Snyder highlighted the accomplishments of 2011 and outlined Michigan's goals for 2012 in his second annual State of the State address Wednesday evening in Lansing.

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