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3:00 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Heavy Rain Forecast Raises Michigan's Flood Risks

Rising water is in the forecast along some already flooding Lower Peninsula rivers as rain falls on saturated watersheds.

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2:58 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan Jobless Rate Falls 0.3 points to 8.5%

The state says Michigan's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in the latest month, as number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.

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2:55 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

19th Death Reported In Michigan Linked To Steroids

State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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2:52 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan Agency Reverses Unemployment Fraud Decision

Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency is taking back its decision to only attend administrative insurance fraud hearings when large sums of money are at risk.

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6:04 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Animal Rights Groups Urge State Lawmakers To Toughen Cruelty Laws

State lawmakers are taking up several bills that have animal rights groups either cheering or sneering.

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5:41 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

House Panel Puts Road Funding Plan On Fast Track

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A state House committee is going to work on a $1.6 billion plan to pay for road repair and maintenance.

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6:08 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Michigan Democrats Mark Tax Day With Bills For “Middle Class Tax Relief”

State House Democrats spent “tax day” pushing a plan to repeal several state tax policies.

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6:03 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

State Will Lose $150 Million To Sequester

State officials say they don’t expect they’ll have to lay off employees due to the loss of 150 million dollars in federal funds this year and next.

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5:44 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Snyder Says New International Bridge Should Open By 2020

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A presidential permit will allow the state of Michigan to wrap up a deal with Canada to build a new international bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor-Ontario.




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6:05 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Senate Legislation Would Circumvent Wolf Hunt Challenge

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The campaign to block wolf hunting in Michigan was dealt a setback Thursday.

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5:40 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Michigan Senate Democrats Try To Force Vote On Pension Tax Before April 15th Deadline

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With the tax filing deadline right around the corner, Michigan Democrats are attacking what they call unfair Republican tax policies.

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6:08 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Changes To Michigan Merit Curriculum

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The state would change its high school graduation requirements under a plan in the state House.

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6:04 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Bills To Create Public Defender Commission Re-Introduced

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A set of bills was just introduced in the Legislature to begin the process of overhauling Michigan’s public defender system.

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6:08 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Snyder Hopes For Bipartisan Solution On Road Funding

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Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes to reach a bipartisan deal soon with the Legislature that would generate more than a billion dollars to pay for fixing roads.

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5:45 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

House Budget Panel Approves Cutting 1,000-Plus Human Service Workers

The Michigan Department of Human Services would lose more than a thousand workers under a plan in the state House.

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6:06 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Snyder ready to negotiate with GOP on Medicaid

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s ready to negotiate with skeptical Republicans on expanding the state’s Medicaid program.

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5:42 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

State House Democrats’ Budget Demands Higher School Funding, Medicaid Expansion

State House Democrats say they want to spend an additional half billion dollars on public education and cut taxes for middle-class families.

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3:45 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Governments In Michigan Get Share Of Cleanup Funding

Officials say 20 governments around Michigan are getting a share of more than $39,000 to fund river, stream, and creek cleanup events.

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3:41 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Lawmaker Doubts Part Of Michigan School Takeover Bill

A lawmaker is skeptical of changes to legislation giving the state control over more of Michigan's worst schools.

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3:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Plan To Raise Sales Tax To Pay For Roads May Be Gaining Momentum

State lawmakers return from a two-week break next week. One of the most pressing issues they’ll need to tackle is funding for roads.

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5:17 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Plan To Overhaul Public Defense Gets Boost From State Court Of Appeals

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Supporters of a plan to overhaul the state’s public defense system are getting a boost from a recent court decision.

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3:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

US Gives $125M For Biofuel Work At MSU, Wisconsin

Michigan State University says the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $125 million to the East Lansing school and to the University of Wisconsin to continue their work on advanced biofuels.

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5:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court To Consider City Marijuana Ban

The Michigan Supreme Court says it will consider the legality of a city's zoning ordinance that prohibits the use, manufacture or cultivation of medical marijuana.

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4:42 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Mackinac Bridge Now Bathed In Blue For Autism

The Mackinac Bridge is being lit blue at night for the rest of April as part of an autism awareness campaign.

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3:30 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Launches Concussion Awareness Site

Michigan has launched a new website to educate athletes, parents and coaches about the symptoms and consequences of sports concussions.

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3:23 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 Months

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes levels probably will remain below average for the next six months but won't set records unless the weather is unusually dry.

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3:18 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Judge Says Anti-Right-To-Work Lawsuit Can Proceed

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An Ingham County judge says groups hoping to repeal Michigan’s new right-to-work law can move forward with their lawsuit.

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4:42 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Lawsuit To Toss Out Right-To-Work Goes To Court This Week

A lawsuit aimed at repealing Michigan’s new right-to-work law will have its first day in court Wednesday.

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3:26 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Hazards Remain In Former Mining Area

A state report says physical hazards remain in the former copper mining region of Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.

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3:22 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In Michigan

Some Republican Michigan lawmakers are seeking to ban local governments from putting in place paid sick leave mandates.

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