Bill Schuette

View of the Flint river
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The state has authorized spending $4 million more to defend its environmental agency and current and former regulators against criminal charges and lawsuits related to Flint’s water crisis.

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The Michigan Legislature has approved funding for 114 public recreation projects, ending — for now — a dispute over senators’ attempt to fund even more.

An 80-year-old woman will stand trial after more than $70,000 set aside to build a statue in Lansing to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez was embezzled.

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The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water. 

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife saw their income drop last year to about $375,000.

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Group files FOIA suit for emails of Michigan AG, staffers

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette
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Michigan on Wednesday joined a multi-state antitrust lawsuit against six generic drug companies.

The action by Attorney General Bill Schuette against Heritage Pharmaceuticals and five others alleges the drug makers participated in an illegal scheme to reduce competition and manipulate prices of one antibiotic and an oral diabetes medication.

Andrea Bitely is a spokesperson for the AG.

She says the drugs involved are vital for peoples’ lives.

Snyder with others
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Snyder's State of the State promises further focus on a Flint water fix with an emphasis on overall state infrastructure improvement.

Election 2014: Democratic AG candidate Mark Totten

Oct 17, 2014
Courtesy Mark Totten for Attorney General

If the flyers, phone calls and door knockers haven't tipped you off yet, it's election season in Michigan.

But before you hit the polls, you need to know a little bit about what and who is on the ballot.

As part of Current State's "Election 2014" series, we speak with the Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general, Mark Totten.

Totten is a former federal prosecutor and a professor of criminal law and ethics at Michigan State University.  

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