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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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5:52 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

GOP gathers on Mackinac Island

About 15 hundred Republicans are meeting on Mackinac Island this weekend to get ready for the 2014 and 2016 elections.

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5:12 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Michigan On Target To Meet Renewable Energy Standards, Could Achieve More

A new report suggests Michigan is well-positioned to expand renewable energy production.

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5:38 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

State House Approves Plan To Strengthen Mental Health Courts

The state House Thursday gave overwhelming bi-partisan support to legislation meant to strengthen Michigan’s mental health courts.

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3:49 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Pot For Potholes? GOP State Lawmaker Wants Legal Marijuana To Pay For Roads

So far, Michigan lawmakers have been unable to agree on a way to boost funding for roads.

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3:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Attorney General Calls For Regulation Of Drug Compounding Centers

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is calling for laws to require inspections and background checks for compounding pharmacies like the one that produced the drug that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

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5:13 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Unemployment Drug Testing Bill Moves Forward In State Legislature

A state House panel has approved a set of bills meant to crack down on unemployment fraud in Michigan.

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3:53 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Michigan Jobless Rate Hits 9%

Michigan’s unemployment rate has edged upward for the third month in a row, hitting 9 percent.

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5:13 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry State Removal Of Children

Steve and Maria Green of Lansing say they did nothing illegal or to warrant the removal of their daughter, Bree (6 months).
Credit Jake Neher MPRN

Medical Marijuana advocates are blasting the state for removing children from the homes of licensed patients and caregivers.

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4:16 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Michigan Becomes 25th State To Expand Medicaid. What’s Next?

Suzanne Murphy of Ann Arbor hopes to become one of more than 320,000 newly-eligible Michigan residents to sign up for Medicaid next year.
Credit Jake Neher MPRN

Michigan is now the 25th state to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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5:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Advocates For Higher Road Funding Have Not Lost Hope, Despite Snyder Comments

Groups advocating for more road funding in Michigan say they’re confident some deal can be reached soon in Lansing.

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4:26 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

State Bar Asks For Reversal Of Disclosure Rule

The State Bar of Michigan says it’s time to end anonymous campaign spending in elections for judges and Supreme Court justices.

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3:27 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Plan To Expand Mental Health Courts Clears State House Committee

Many state lawmakers say they’re eager to expand Michigan’s mental health court system.

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5:25 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Internet Sales Tax Clears State House Committee

A plan to enforce a six-percent sales tax on all internet purchases is headed to the full state House.

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5:12 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

State Employee Take Right-To-Work Challenge To Michigan Supreme Court

State employees are taking their right-to-work law challenge to the Michigan Supreme Court.

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4:43 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Not All Craft Brewers Excited About Bills To Lift Restrictions

State lawmakers opened discussions Tuesday on legislation to ease restrictions on Michigan’s craft brewers.

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3:23 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Unions, Snyder Administration Can’t Agree On Who Should Attend Contract Talks

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and state employee unions are arguing about who should be in the room during contract bargaining.

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5:16 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Michigan To Join “Social Bond” Experiment

Michigan will be part of an experiment to let private equity invest in public services.

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3:36 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Bills In Lansing Would Ease Restrictions On Craft Brewers

Craft brewers in Michigan would face fewer restrictions under a proposal in Lansing.

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3:52 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Asked To Decide Fate Of “Medibles”

A medical marijuana cardholder has appealed a drug possession conviction to the Michigan Supreme Court.

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5:41 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

PTSD, Insomnia Patients Urge State Panel To Allow Use Of Medical Marijuana

Melody Karr told the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel Thursday that she suffers from both PTSD and insomnia
Credit Jake Neher MPRN

Post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia could be added to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan.

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4:27 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization As State Continues To Sort Out Medical Pot Law

Members of the computer ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous rally with marijuana advocates Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Credit Jake Neher MPRN

A state board will hear public testimony Thursday on whether to allow patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.

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4:17 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor Snyder Says Some Medicaid Savings Could Go To Roads

Governor Rick Snyder says extending Medicaid to more working poor people will save the state a lot of money – and that begs the question of what to do with the budget windfall.

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5:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Clears State Legislature, But Enactment Will Likely Be Delayed

Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to sign a bill that will extend Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. The bill cleared the state Legislature Tuesday.

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3:54 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Calley Says He’ll Cast Tie-Breaking Vote On Medicaid, If Needed

If a vote on Medicaid expansion comes down to a tie in the state Senate, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says he’s willing to cast the tie-breaking vote to pass it.

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3:09 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Court: Pastors’ Conversations Confidential Even In Abuse Cases

The Michigan Court of Appeals has dismissed a criminal charge against a minister accused of of failing to report child abuse.

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5:10 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Study: Michigan’s Mental Health Courts Reduce Recidivism, Improve Quality Of Life

Offenders in Michigan’s new mental health courts are far less likely to re-offend compared to those in the traditional criminal justice system.

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4:55 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Bill To Enforce Internet Sales Tax Gaining Support In Lansing

Legislation to require online retailers to collect the Michigan sales tax in Michigan is gaining support in Lansing.

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4:52 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

State Will Step In To Certify Detroit Election Results

The state will take the very rare step of tabulating the votes and certifying the results of Detroit’s mayoral primary.

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4:13 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Few Michigan Schools Get High Scores Under New State Rating System

The state Department of Education says few Michigan schools are meeting goals for overall performance.

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