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4:42 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Snyder Extends Heating Fuel Emergency, Asks For Federal Help

Governor Rick Snyder and other Midwestern governors have asked for federal assistance to help ease a shortage of propane gas.

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3:25 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Governor Snyder Kicks Off Re-Election Bid

Governor Rick Snyder is officially back on the campaign trail asking Michigan voters to give him another four-year term.

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4:44 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

State Superintendent Weighs In On Automatically Holding Back 3rd graders, Tax Cuts

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is panning legislation that would automatically hold back third graders who fail a state reading test.

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4:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Takes Civil Service Right To Work Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the right-to-work law applies to 34,000  state civil service workers.

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4:22 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Legislation To Raise Michigan’s Minimum Wage All But Ruled Out, Ballot Drive Likely

State lawmakers are not likely to pass legislation this year that would boost Michigan’s minimum wage above seven dollars and forty cents an hour.

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5:23 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

State Senate Could Vote Soon On “Safe Harbor” Bill

The state Senate could vote soon on measures that say children who are sold into prostitution would be treated as victims and could not be charged with a crime.

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4:44 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Income Tax Reduction Clears Committee, Goes To Full State Senate

Plans to reduce Michigan’s income tax rate are moving forward in the state Legislature.

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7:53 am
Wed January 29, 2014

School Closings and Delays for Weds., 1/29

Here are the school closings and 2 hour delays for Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties.

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4:54 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Environmental Groups Divided Over Possible Tax Break For Oil And Gas Companies

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would give oil and gas companies a tax break for better utilizing wells.

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8:04 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Updated closings for Tuesday morning, 1/28

University of Michigan CLASSES CANCELED

Other Mid-Michigan school closings:

Clinton County

DeWitt Public Schools    
Fowler Public Schools    
Meadowland Preschool    
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools

Pewamo-Westphalia Schools    
St. Johns Public Schools   
St. Peter Lutheran    

Eaton County

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5:10 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

State Sees Record Revenues From Medical Marijuana Program, But Fewer Caregivers

The state is seeing record revenues from Michigan’s medical marijuana program.

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4:27 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Campaign Will Try To Raise Minimum Wage

A ballot campaign is organizing to give a pay raise to the roughly 90,000 Michigan workers who make the state minimum wage of $7.40 an hour.

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2:48 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

School Closings for Tuesday, January 28th

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8:05 am
Mon January 27, 2014

School Closings for Monday, 1/27

Here are the school closings for Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties:

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4:27 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

“Right-To-Work For Lawyers” Bill Introduced In Lansing

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow attorneys to stop paying membership dues to the State Bar of Michigan.

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4:23 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Snyder Breathes New Life Into Balanced Budget Amendment Efforts

A state House committee opened hearings Thursday on measures that would add Michigan to the list of states formally calling for a national convention to draft a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution.

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5:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Michigan’s 2013 Jobless rate: 8.7%

Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped .4 percentage points last month to 8.4%.

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4:26 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Debate Over Statewide Teacher Evaluations Underway In Lansing

Bipartisan legislation in Lansing would create a statewide system to evaluate teachers and school administrators.

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5:13 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Mental Health Commission Report Says Resources, Better Coordination Needed

A state commission is suggesting more resources and better communication would improve mental health services in Michigan.

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3:08 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

MDOT Director To Lawmakers: “How Many People Should Die” Before roads Are Fixed?

Michigan’s top transportation official is criticizing state lawmakers for delaying a long-term fix for road funding.

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4:56 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Snyder Renews Call For “Civility” In MLK Day Address

Governor Rick Snyder made another call Monday for civility.

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4:25 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Despite Governor’s Pleas, Broad Road Funding Package Looks Unlikely In 2014

Governor Rick Snyder’s call on lawmakers to boost funding for roads and bridges will probably go unanswered for the third year in a row.

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4:45 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Snyder And Teachers Unions Agree On At Least One Thing: Year-Round Schooling

There’s at least one thing Governor Rick Snyder said during his State of the State speech Thursday that teachers unions can get behind.

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5:39 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Governor Snyder To Give Fourth State Of The State Address Thursday

Governor Rick Snyder is expected to focus on jobs and the economy during his annual State of the State address Thursday.

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3:52 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Appeals Court Sides With Snyder Over Teachers’ Unions

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a law that requires teachers and public school employees to pay more for their retirement health and pension benefits.

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4:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Budget Surplus Quells Fears Of Cuts To School Funding In Michigan

A budget surplus is quelling some fears about school funding in Michigan.

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5:13 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Former Lt. Governor Connie Binsfeld Dies At 89

Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld has died at the age of 89.

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4:41 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Budget Chief: Expect Some Type Of Tax Rollback

A state budget panel confirmed Friday that Michigan’s improving economy is generating a revenue windfall.

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5:39 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Bolger, State House GOP Stand Firm Against Repealing Tax On Pensions

State House Republicans Thursday formally unveiled their priorities for 2014.

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4:41 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

State Lawmakers Back In Action, Talking Tax Cuts And Hiring Parolees

The state Legislature is back in action after a four week break for the holidays.

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