Rick Pluta

Managing Editor - Michigan Public Radio Network
Former Michigan congressman John Conyers
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The resignation of Detroit Congressman John Conyers leaves a vacancy that must be filled by a special election. 


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Governor Rick Snyder is personally lobbying lawmakers to adopt an overhaul of how local government pensions are managed. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he faces a tough sales job.


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Hundreds of police officers and firefighters converged Wednesday on the state Capitol. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they rallied to protect retirement benefits.


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
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In his first day as a candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley made criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis a campaign issue. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us he was picking a fight with state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is a rival for the Republican nomination.


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Enbridge Energy will replace a section of a controversial pipeline that runs beneath the Saint Clair River with a tunnel. It will also examine similar treatment for a section of Line Five that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. 


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The pressure is building on Congressman John Conyers as Michigan Democrats call for a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and using taxpayer money to cover it up. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A downturn in the economy would quickly drain the state’s “rainy day” savings. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us that’s the determination of an independent analysis.


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State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan.Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta has more.


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley handed over the leadership of his part-time Legislature ballot drive to conservative grassroots activists Friday, as he prepared for an expected 2018 campaign for governor. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


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Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us the bills were adopted on largely party-line votes.


Democrats won two special elections to fill vacancies in the state House.

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The Legislature returns to the state Capitol Tuesday. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, this will be the first time lawmakers will convene since the collapse last week of an effort to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault insurance law. 


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The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps is looking for a few good experts in internet security. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the law creating the cyber-security team takes effect Thursday.


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