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The Michigan Senate has approved $56.6 billion budget plan that would provide the biggest increase in base aid for lower-funded school districts in a dozen years while slightly trimming a main fund that covers other state spending, largely due to a projected drop in public assistance caseloads.

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Michigan's public schools would receive their largest increase in base per-student funding in 17 years under a budget plan endorsed by the state House.

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Michigan's law enforcement and education leaders called Thursday for the Legislature to spend $100 million a year to staff schools with more police and counselors in light of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.

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Michigan officials are recommending funding for 19 community and state parks, trails and sports facilities.

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The Michigan Department of Education has a new plan to comply with federal education laws. 


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A judge says she’s leaning toward an injunction that would stop $2.5 million in state aid for Michigan private schools.

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The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts.

A federal judge has denied a request to block some public funding for Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit Pistons’ move from the suburbs.

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The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners Monday. One of them is a Michigan resident Scott B. Keller is being honored for saving a 7-year-old boy's life.

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A federal lawsuit seeks to block some public funding of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and a new Detroit Pistons headquarters without a vote from city residents.

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A loan fund designed to boost access to healthy food in underserved Michigan communities has made more than $10 million in investments.

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One in four local government officials around Michigan say the roads and bridges in their jurisdictions are in poor condition.  But there appears to be little agreement among those same officials on how to generate the billions of dollars needed to repair that infrastructure.

Those are among the findings in a new survey out of the University of Michigan.

Michigan Legislature considers state stock exchange

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Mention the phrase 'stock exchange' to most people and they’ll likely visualize Wall Street, the home of the New York stock exchange, the world’s biggest. However, smaller, regional stock exchanges are nothing new. A proposal to allow local stock exchanges in Michigan was recently filed in the state legislature. The aim is to allow citizens to invest in small, promising Michigan companies that may not qualify for a larger exchange.

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Fourteen months ago, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation eliminating the state personal property tax levied on business equipment. The move was heralded as welcome change by business owners who said the tax put them at a competitive disadvantage and inhibited job growth. However, local governments are worried about how they will replace the revenue that kept their vital services running. Now, a series of bills introduced this week in the Michigan Senate seeks to preserve that funding.

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A battle over some proposed big changes in how Michigan handles education is brewing in the state Legislature. 

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