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5:36 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Review Ordered For Highland Park; Ecorse Given More Time To Fix Statement

A financial review board has moved the city of Highland Park closer to a takeover or some other form of state intervention.

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4:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Unemployment Drug Testing Bill Clears State Senate

People who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search could see their unemployment benefits revoked.

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5:43 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Senate Panel Approves Cutting Off Unemployment For Failed Drug Test

Michiganders who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search would lose their unemployment benefits under a bill in Lansing.

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5:40 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Common Core Funding Plan Unveiled In State Senate

After weeks of negotiations, the state Senate has unveiled its plan to continue funding for state school standards.

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5:45 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Budget Leader In Michigan Senate Blasts State Lease Of Belle Isle

A key Republican lawmaker in Lansing is blasting a plan to make Detroit’s Belle Isle a state park.

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5:40 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Kevin Clinton To Replace Dillon As State Treasurer

Governor Rick Snyder is wasting no time finding a new state treasurer after Andy Dillon’s resignation last week.

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5:15 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

SCOTUS To Hear Arguments For, Against Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge Tuesday to Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.

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3:34 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Federal Shutdown Forces State To Take Steps Toward Public Worker Layoffs

The federal shutdown is forcing the state to take its first step toward laying off thousands of public employees.

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4:41 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Delay Creates $73 Million Hole In State Budget

Another fight related to Medicaid expansion could be coming soon in the state Legislature.

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3:19 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Michigan Treasurer Dillon To Resign Effective November 1st

State Treasurer Andy Dillon will resign his position.

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5:40 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Snyder Deposition Goes Public, Claims He Doesn’t Know NERD Fund Donors

Governor Rick Snyder says he doesn’t know who donates to his so-called “NERD” fund.

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5:13 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Local Marijuana Ordinances Debated Before Michigan Supreme Court

A challenge to a local zoning ordinance that restricts medical marijuana was argued today Thursday before the state Supreme Court.

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5:40 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Unions Question Governor Snyder Under Oath About Detroit Bankruptcy

Governor Rick Snyder testified under oath today Tuesday about Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing.

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5:40 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Michigan Education Association Retains 99% Of Members

Michigan’s new right-to-work law has not put a big dent in membership of the state’s biggest teachers’ union.

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5:15 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New Bill Seeks To Protect Students’ Privacy, Bans Personal Information On Tests

The debate over a set of school standards known as the Common Core has sparked bipartisan concerns about student privacy.

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5:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Right To Life Files Abortion Coverage Petitions

Abortion opponents have turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures calling on the Legislature to place new restrictions on health coverage.

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5:25 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Last Call! Bill Would Let Downtown Bars And Restaurants Serve Alcohol Until 4am

Some state lawmakers say Michigan bars and restaurants in downtown areas should be able to serve alcohol until 4am.

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4:12 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Michigan Rejects Bids For Private Prison

The state won’t move about a thousand inmates to a privately run prison in northern Michigan.

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5:13 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State IDing Federally Funded Workers

On the second day of the federal government shutdown, half a dozen national nature preserves in Michigan closed.

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5:27 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Michigan Budget Chief: State Can Ride Out A Two-Week Shutdown

Michigan’s budget chief says the state can ride out a week or two of the federal shutdown without suffering big consequences.

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3:23 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Early Enrollment For Medicaid Expansion Delayed

Most states that have decided to expand their Medicaid programs under the federal Affordable Care Act started signing people up Tuesday.

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3:32 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Michigan Moves A Step Closer To Privatizing Prison Food Service

Unions that represent prison food service workers are blasting state officials for moving to privatize those services.

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5:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Audit Finds Problems With Oil And Gas Regulation In Michigan

A new report shows almost 70% of actively producing oil and gas wells in Michigan are not being inspected as often as the state intends.

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5:23 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Michigan Treasury says Same-Sex Spouses Have To File Separately

Michigan is asking same-sex couples married in states that allow it to file separate tax returns. That’s despite the fact that the federal government recognizes their relationships.

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5:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

State House Approves Funding For Common Core School Standards

A resolution that would restore funding for a set of nationwide school standards in Michigan is headed to the state Senate.

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4:45 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Drug Test Failure Could Imperil Jobless Benefits

Jobseekers who fail or refuse to take an employer drug test could face losing their unemployment benefits, under legislation that cleared the state House Thursday.

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5:13 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

State Legislature Could Vote To Reinstate Common Core Funding This Week

A resolution to reinstate funding for a set of nationwide school standards could move forward Thursday in Lansing.

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4:12 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Governor Snyder To Air First Ad Of 2014 Campaign

The first campaign ad in the race for Michigan governor will start airing Wednesday.

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5:17 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Governors Skeptical Of Shutdown Threat In Healthcare Fight

Republican politicians are back in Lansing and Washington this week following a weekend conference on Mackinac Island.

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5:09 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

State House Democrats Lay Out Plan To Aid Struggling Schools

Michigan House Democrats say the state is failing schools with severe budget deficits and persistently low test scores.

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