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McConnell Extends Health Care Bill Debate

Jun 30, 2017
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The future seems uncertain for the Senate Health Care repeal bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back consideration on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care act this week.


Rick Snyder
Courtesy Photo

Gov. Rick Snyder has reversed course and moved Michigan's school turnaround office back to a state department over which he has no direct control.

lifenews.com

Michigan's GOP governor vetoes 'Choose Life' license plate. 

McConnell Suspends Healthcare Debate

Jun 28, 2017
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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was dealt another blow this week to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Jim Hines
Rick Pluta / MPRN

Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22 thousand signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot.

Thomas J. Harris Jr. photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Army veteran Thomas J. Harris Junior is running for one of two at-large seats up for grabs in Lansing this year. He’s a Sexton High School graduate who moved back to Lansing late last year after serving his country around the world.


Ballot
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

There will be discussion of implementing an income tax in the city of East Lansing at a 6 p.m. meeting tonight.


East Lansing parking lot No. 1 photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The East Lansing city council will consider a large, new development project on Tuesday. It’s known as the Center City District proposal.


Eve Kucharski / WKAR-MSU

Charlotte is a city of 9,000 residents in Eaton County. Mayor Tim Lewis kicked off our new "Monday Mornings with the Mayor" segment on WKAR 90.5FM during "Morning Edition" on June 19, 2017.


Kathi Ann Raffone photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

With Jessica Yorko’s decision against running for re-election in Lansing’s fourth ward, seven candidates are pursuing the open seat. WKAR’s conversations with council candidates continue with Kathi Ann Raffone, who’s making her first bid for public office.


Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

After calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement climate goals "reckless," Lansing mayor Virg Bernero joined more than 300 mayors across America in an effort to hold up the Agreement's goals. 


ball and glove
flickr/Snapmann

Four Michigan congressmen will take the field tonight at Washington Nationals Park, one day after a gunman wounded five people at a practice game for the annual charity baseball game.  Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI 4) will be among them.

Michigan Senate
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections bureau is satisfied with the form of a ballot petition to make the Legislature part-time.

Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a likely gubernatorial candidate who is spearheading the drive, said Thursday the secretary of state is recommending that the Board of State Canvassers approve the petition form. A state spokesman confirms that election officials think it meets technical requirements in state law.

View of Ormond Park from the Groesbeck Golf Course parking lot.
Naina Rao / WKAR-MSU

Lansing City Council adopted a resolution last night to investigate how an entrance Mayor Bernero wants to build into Groesbeck Golf Course got approved.

 

WKAR's Brooke Allen spoke with the mayor to get his thoughts on the entrance.

 

 


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