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Republican state lawmakers are not backing down from plans to pass major changes in education by the end of the year. 

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It was a day of intense lobbying at the state Capitol on Tuesday as opponents and supporters turned out to argue on whether Michigan should become a right-to-work state. 

East Lansing Crime Leads To Likely Reform

Nov 27, 2012
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Twelve years after a tragic East Lansing crime went unpunished, Michigan elected officials want to reform a key law.  Before the end of the year, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign “Brandon D’Annunzio’s Law.”  The 24 year old was attacked in downtown East Lansing in 2000 and later died of his injuries.  WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with the young man’s mother about her efforts to get the measure passed.  

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A number of high-profile bills are on the agenda for the state legislature’s “lame duck session” before the end of the year. 

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The Michigan Senate has approved legislation designed to protect student athletes from concussions.

Detroit Lighting Bills Stalled in State Senate

Sep 12, 2012
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State Lawmakers failed to move a bill Wednesday that offers a possible solution to serious public lighting problems in Detroit and other cities.

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Michigan’s landmark civil rights law was celebrated as a legal milestone in a ceremony Tuesday at the state Capitol. The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act was enacted 36 years ago.

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills sent to him by the Republican-led Legislature that would have required people to show a photo I-D, and affirm their U.S. citizenship by checking a box on a form before they could get an absentee ballot.

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The Michigan Senate has given the Legislature's final approval to bills that would ban so-called synthetic marijuana.

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