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5:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion, Reform Continues In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration says it’s “very skeptical” the federal government will let Michigan put a time limit on Medicaid.

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5:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion, Reform Continues In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration says it’s “very skeptical” the federal government will let Michigan put a time limit on Medicaid.

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5:25 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Lawmakers Want To Reimburse Schools Forced To Change American Indian Mascots

A fight over American Indian-themed school mascots could result in a three million dollar budget cut for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

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5:42 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Buena Vista Plan Includes Summer “Make-Up” Camps

The Buena Vista school district in Saginaw County will not resume classes. That’s one of the decisions made Monday at a meeting of state and local education officials.

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4:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

State Lawmakers Close To A Deal On Public Defense Overhaul

Lawmakers in the state Senate say they hope to pass an overhaul of Michigan’s public defense system in the coming weeks.

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5:27 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

State To Waive Attendance Requirement For Buena Vista High School Seniors

The state schools chief says he’ll lift the attendance requirement for 25 graduating seniors in the Buena Vista school district.

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4:55 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Snyder Administration Has Concerns About Medicaid Plan, But Says It’s A Good Start

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is applauding state House Republicans for offering a plan to overhaul Medicaid in Michigan.

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5:17 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Governor Snyder Approves Wolf Hunt

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to give state wildlife officials more control over which species can be hunted in Michigan – and to permit wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula.

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5:12 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

State Lawmakers Debate Merit-Based Pay For Teachers

New teachers in Michigan would be paid based primarily on student growth under a bill in Lansing.

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3:08 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

State Capitol Area Could Adopt Uniform Gay Rights Ordinances

A group of Lansing-area local elected officials are calling for a common anti-discrimination policy for the entire region surrounding the state Capitol.

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5:44 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary, Snyder Tour EAA And DPS Schools

The Obama Administration’s top education official says public schools in Detroit are improving.

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4:42 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

No Democratic Votes For No-Fault Reform In State House

A bill to overhaul Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system will not get a single “yes” vote from Democrats in the state House.

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3:13 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Live-In Partner Benefits Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the policy that allows live-in partners of state employees to be covered by their health coverage.

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12:12 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Raphael Reviews "The Raising"

Book reviewer Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

WKAR book reviewer Lev Raphael is finally done grading student papers and has been reading a book set on a Midwestern college campus. The book is “The Raising” by Laura Kasischke. Lev Raphael spoke with WKAR’s Melissa Benmark about it.

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12:12 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Raphael Reviews "The Raising"

Book reviewer Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

WKAR book reviewer Lev Raphael is finally done grading student papers and has been reading a book set on a Midwestern college campus. The book is “The Raising” by Laura Kasischke. Lev Raphael spoke with WKAR’s Melissa Benmark about it.

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12:12 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Raphael Reviews "The Raising"

Book reviewer Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

WKAR book reviewer Lev Raphael is finally done grading student papers and has been reading a book set on a Midwestern college campus. The book is “The Raising” by Laura Kasischke. Lev Raphael spoke with WKAR’s Melissa Benmark about it.

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5:41 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Bills To Revoke Welfare Based On Drug Testing And School Absences Clear State House

A pair of bills that would revoke welfare benefits from some Michigan families has cleared the state House.

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3:11 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Snyder Says Fight In Legislature Slows Budget Deal

Governor Rick Snyder’s early June deadline to finish the budget, come up with more money for roads, and expand the Medicaid program is fast approaching.

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5:24 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

House Panel Holds Hearing On Measure To Bypass Wolf Hunt Referendum

A state House committee is holding a hearing on a measure that would change how hunting is managed in Michigan, and bypass a referendum on wolf hunting if it’s on the ballot next year.

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5:10 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

State School Takeover Bill Stalls In Senate, Republicans Want Changes

Republicans in the state Senate say it’s time to go back to the drawing board on a bill that would facilitate state takeovers of struggling schools.

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4:45 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Business Grant Funds “Wraparound” Schools In Detroit

Detroit and other Michigan cities are turning to businesses to help pay for schools that offer a wide array of services for students, their families, and surrounding neighborhoods.

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4:25 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Support Building In Lansing To Change High School Graduation Requirements

A plan to change Michigan’s high school graduation requirements could be sent to the state House floor as early as next week.

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5:27 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Auto No-Fault Debate Kicks Off In Lansing

A number of people who’ve been severely injured in auto accidents were at the state Capitol Thursday.

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4:13 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Senate Measure Could Bypass Wolf Hunt

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would name the gray wolf and 38 other animals as game species in Michigan.

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5:12 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Snyder Administration Says “Secret Group” Not Seriously Considering School Vouchers

The Snyder administration says an education work group is not seriously discussing a voucher-like system for public schools.

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3:12 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Court Of Appeals Convenes Grand Jury To Investigate Meningitis Deaths

A special Michigan grand jury will investigate meningitis deaths and illnesses linked to a medical compound created by a Massachusetts company.

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5:40 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Auto No-Fault Changes Proposed By Governor And State Lawmakers

The debate over changing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is underway in Lansing.

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5:41 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Moves forward In State House

Michigan would begin suspicion-based drug testing of welfare recipients under a bill approved Wednesday by a state House panel.

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5:37 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Snyder Pleased Immigration Reform Includes Investor Visas

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s pleased the proposed federal immigration overhaul includes more visas for investors and entrepreneurs.

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5:25 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan Jobless Rate Drops To 8.5%

Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to eight-point-five percent.

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