Michigan politics

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Michigan Senators are making a big push for prison and parole reform this year. Over 20 of the 52 bills introduced during session last week were about criminal justice changes.

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A federal judge has rejected Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request to weigh in on a lawsuit related to the Flint water crisis, and said “superficial posturing” might be delaying a resolution.

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A battle has been averted over leadership of the Michigan Republican Party. One of two contenders for the post of state party chair has dropped out.

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Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a brief against the American Bar Association. A discrimination case was filed last month in the United States Supreme Court.

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It’s looking like “prevailing wage” will be an issue in the Legislature’s new session. It deals with pay rates for construction workers on publicly funded projects. And, it’s an issue that divides Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders.

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A Michigan department needs to do more to follow its own regulations on bottled water inspection. That was the message of an audit released Wednesday by the Office of the Auditor General.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above 10 million people before the next US Census. It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered at the state Capitol.


Michigan State of the State 2017

Jan 17, 2017
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's seventh State of the State Address. WATCH IT NOW

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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.

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Snyder urges infrastructure, mobility advancement.  House Democratic leader Singh responds.

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Michigan is ranked at or near the bottom of states when it comes to disclosing conflicts of interest by elected officials.

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A Michigan policy group will listen for further economic development plans in Governor's Snyder's address tonight.

WKAR Presents State of the State 2017

Jan 16, 2017
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Tue., Jan. 17 at 7pm on WKAR-TV and 90.5 FM | Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lays out his new legislative year agenda.

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Michigan GOP legislators poise to create major tax reduction for Great Lakes State residents. Tax cut push comes as budget projected to tighten.

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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees elected Republican Brian Breslin as chairman at a brief meeting this morning. Democrat Joel Ferguson, the long-time chairman of the board, will serve as vice chair. The vote was unanimous.

Other committee appointments have not been released.

The Board of Trustees is now evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.

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