Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network
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Gov. Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above 10 million people before the next US Census. It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered at the state Capitol.


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Michigan is ranked at or near the bottom of states when it comes to disclosing conflicts of interest by elected officials.

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The confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been delayed until next week. But, she’s already working to win support for her nomination and her ideas on school reform.

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Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA chief Gina McCarthy were grilled by members of Congress over the Flint water crisis yesterday. Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network reports.


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A recent report could serve as a blueprint for overhauling the state corrections system and saving taxpayers money. It aligns with Governor Rick Snyder’s plans to save money on prisons, not winning support from the Legislature is a different story.

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Coming up with more money for roads is a big topic of discussion this week on an island with no cars. The key issue: can the legislature finally come up with more than a billion dollars in new revenue for transportation.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Governor Rick Snyder spent the last day before Election Day campaigning for Proposal One.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered a state utility board to take another look at “smart meters” and how much utilities can charge customers who don’t want to use them.

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