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An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners. That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.


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The Michigan Department of Corrections defended its plans to change how it feeds prisoners Wednesday. Department officials testified in front of a Senate committee.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the state wants to end its use of private vendors for food services.


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In the race for Michigan’s next governor, a Democrat crossed a significant hurdle today. Abdul El-Sayed was the first Democrat to file his signatures to get on the ballot.

But there have been questions about whether El-Sayed is even eligible to run. Bridge Magazine first reported that his voting history could derail his campaign.


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Moms and other activists against gun violence gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday. Capital coorespondent Cheyna Roth reports the participants wanted to meet with as many lawmakers as possible.


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Survivors of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar joined with lawmakers to rollout new legislation Monday. Nassar was recently convicted of multiple cases of sexual assault.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the legislation is aimed at curbing sexual misconduct.


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High schoolers, lawmakers, and concerned citizens held a rally at the state Capitol Thursday for changes to the state’s gun laws. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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Lawmakers in Lansing want to put 175 million dollars toward the state’s roads. The state House passed the spending bill Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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Some lawmakers in Lansing want to overhaul how three major universities select their governing bodies. Cheyna Roth reports this would bring those schools in line with the state’s other twelve public universities.


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The Michigan State University Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence in the schools’ Board of Trustees.


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People convicted of crimes would have to listen to victim statements at their sentencing hearings – if a bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. 


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Governor Rick Snyder wants to hike solid waste dumping fees to help pay for environmental cleanup. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


Governor Rick Snyder kicked off his week of daily announcements Monday with a focus on broadband internet access. During the State of the State, Snyder said he would make a new announcement about infrastructure and the environment every day this week. Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder can expect a controversial bill on his desk soon. Lawmakers passed legislation to send more money to charter schools Tuesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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