Michigan politics

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The State Board of Education is developing guidelines to make schools safer and more supportive for LGBTQ students, but the voluntary guidance is generating a backlash from GOP legislators who say it undermines parental rights and could compromise student safety.


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Michigan Municipal League analysis shows the only four states reduced investment in cities during the decade leading up to 2012. We talk with COO Tony Minghine.


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Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA chief Gina McCarthy were grilled by members of Congress over the Flint water crisis yesterday. Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network reports.


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Boilerplate language in Governor Snyder’s budget would change the funding structure for the state’s community mental health system. After pushback from families and advocates, those changes seem unlikely to happen. We talk to Robert Sheehan, director of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, about what changes he thinks are necessary.


Current State talks with Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News about the potential cost of legal services related to the Flint water crisis.


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