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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law more than $50 million in additional federal and state spending to implement a sexual assault evidence kit tracking system, fight opioid addiction and boost other budget priorities.

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The Republican-controlled Legislature finished voting Thursday to weaken a law that keeps oceangoing cargo ships from releasing untreated ballast water in Michigan waters, despite a possible veto from Gov. Rick Snyder.

The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


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Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us the bills were adopted on largely party-line votes.


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The East Lansing ballot proposals had a mixed result yesterday. A proposal to cut property taxes was approved, but a measure to create an income tax in the city failed. Because of that, the property tax cut will not go into effect unless an income tax gets voter approval in the future.


Democrats won two special elections to fill vacancies in the state House.

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Lansing mayor-elect and State Rep. Andy Schor talked with Brooke Allen on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on November 8, 2017. 


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The city of Lansing elected State Representative Andy Schor as its next mayor.   


Derek Dobies Elected Next Mayor of Jackson

Nov 8, 2017
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Voters in Jackson elected Derek J. Dobies as their next mayor.


Outgoing Lansing Mayor Bernero "Not Surprised" By Election

Nov 8, 2017
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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero said he is not surprised that State Rep. Andy Schor was elected as the next mayor on Tuesday night.


Three new people are poised to become Lansing city council members in 2018. Incumbent Kathie Dunbar will return. That's the result of the November 7, 2017 election. 


Brown Clarke Looking At "Next Steps" Post-Mayoral Race

Nov 7, 2017
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Despite losing her mayoral bid, at-large Lansing City Council member Judi Brown Clarke called the campaign a positive experience. 


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A Michigan lawmaker on Tuesday placed a top aide on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by former female aides.

Eaton and Ingham County Election Results

Nov 7, 2017
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Eaton and Ingham County election results will be updated as results are made available. 


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