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4:43 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Richardville: Draft Senate Medicaid Plan To Be Ready Next Week

There could be a vote in the state Senate in late August on a bill to extend Medicaid health coverage to thousands of un-insured working poor people.

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5:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

State Lawmakers Begin Hearings On Common Core, Anger And Frustration Ensues

A state House panel Tuesday kicked off a series of hearings about a set of nationwide school standards.

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4:57 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Legislation Would Allow Petition Campaigns To Cap Public Employee Benefits

There’s legislation pending in Lansing that would allow voters to amend local charters to cap public employee compensation and benefits.

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5:25 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Martin replaces Roberts as DPS emergency manager

After two years as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Roy Roberts has officially left the position. Governor Rick Snyder today named current Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jack Martin to replace him.

Martin has also served as emergency manager of Highland Park Schools, and as CFO of the U.S. Department of Education.

Governor Snyder says he expects the transition between Roberts and Martin to be seamless.

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4:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Wolf Hunt Foes Launch Second Petition Drive

A second ballot drive to outlaw wolf hunting in Michigan is underway.

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4:26 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Court Says THC-Laced “Medibles” Not Allowed Under Marijuana Law

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that brownies and other baked goods laced with THC are not allowed under the state’s medical marijuana law.

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4:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

K-12 State Funding Boost May Not Be Sustainable, According To Report

Michigan schools could be left with a significant drop in state funding after next year.

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5:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

State House Dems Demand More Fracking Regulations

Democrats in the state House Thursday introduced bills to further regulate fracking in Michigan.

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6:11 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Hearing Will Be October 1

A federal judge in Detroit has set an October first hearing date for a legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on gay marriage and adoptions by same-sex couples.

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5:10 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Right-To-Work: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Taylor Schools For Contract Extension

A judge in Wayne County has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a school union contract designed to skirt the Michigan’s new right-to-work law.

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4:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

State Lawmaker Introduces Plan To Throw Out State Income Tax

There’s a proposal in Lansing to throw out the state’s income tax.

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5:25 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

State Superintendent Lays Out plan To Consolidate School Services By County

Michigan schools could be forced to consolidate many of their services into county-wide systems.

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3:08 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Will Decide Whether A Governor Can Reverse A Pardon

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Governor Jennifer Granholm exceeded her authority when she reversed her decision to commute the life sentence of a convicted murderer.

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5:13 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Won’t Rule Early On Right-To-Work

The State Supreme Court said today it won’t rule early on the constitutionality of Michigan’s new right-to-work law.

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2:31 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Debate Over “Juvenile Lifers” Legislation Heating Up Over The Summer

A group of state lawmakers is focusing its attention this summer on bills dealing with Michigan’s so-called “juvenile lifers.”

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3:59 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Review Team Will Examine Pontiac School Finances

Governor Rick Snyder has taken the next step toward a possible state takeover of the Pontiac school district.

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3:01 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Senate Meets With No Vote On Medicaid Expansion

The event generated some clamor, speech-making, and drew the dean of Congress.

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6:05 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Buena Vista, Inkster Schools Could B Dissolved Under New Law

Small school districts with big money troubles could be broken up by the state under a new law signed by Governor Rick Snyder.

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4:11 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wolf Hunt Foes Launch Second Petition Drive

A second ballot drive to outlaw wolf hunting in Michigan is under way.

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5:14 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Snyder Signs Major Overhaul Of Public Defense In Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Monday that will make sweeping changes to the state’s public defense system.

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4:53 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Judge Orders Trial In challenge To Michigan Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge is allowing a legal challenge to Michigan adoption laws and its ban on same-sex marriage to go forward.

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4:23 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Committee To Begin Work On Medicaid Expansion Next Week

A state Senate panel is expected to start discussing a bill next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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2:18 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Judge Strikes Down Michigan Ban On Partner Benefits

A federal judge has struck down a state law that prohibits public employers from offering health coverage and other benefits to the live-in partners of gay and lesbian employees.

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4:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Snyder Admits A Vote On Medicaid Next Week Is Unlikely

Governor Rick Snyder has said he doesn’t expect a vote next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:41 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Won’t Immediately Affect Michigan

Michigan won’t see any immediate effects from Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

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5:44 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

SCOTUS Decision Lifts requirement For Pre-Clearing Michigan Election Laws

The US Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the federal Voting Rights Act lifts a requirement that the state and two Michigan municipalities check with the Justice Department on their election plans.

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5:26 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Environmental Groups: Expect More Beach Closures This Summer

Michigan beach-goers should prepare for more closures because of pollution this summer.

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3:23 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Medicaid Impasse Complicates Other Political Deals In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s concerned the deadlock over expanding Medicaid to cover more un-insured working people could be repeated on other tough questions.

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5:17 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Public Defense Overhaul Clears State Legislature, Goes To Snyder’s Desk

Lawmakers in Lansing have sent legislation to Governor Rick Snyder that would overhaul Michigan’s public defense system.

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4:12 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Michigan Monthly Jobless Rate Remains At 8.4% In May

Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May at eight-point-four percent.

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