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Snyder touts Healthy Michigan, as House Republicans move to stop enrollment. 

This map shows 26 states and the District of Columbia which currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

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CORRECTION: The proposed legislation would repeal currently required safety training.

A leading gun rights advocate says he opposes proposed legislation that would require safety training for people who want a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan.

There’s no end yet to the standoff between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders that’s delayed wrapping up the state budget. But they are talking again.

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A state House committee has adopted bills that would require local officials to help enforce federal immigration laws.

Thu June 8 at 10am NPR Coverage on AM870 • FM 94.5 • AM 870 NewsTalk audio stream | PBS NewsHour coverage on WKAR World (23.2) | Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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The Michigan House has voted to increase motorcycle endorsement and registration fees.

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Michigan would cut spending at all but one of its 30 prisons under a legislative compromise reached Wednesday without the support of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, which Republican leaders have excluded from key budget decisions because of Snyder's opposition to closing the pension system to new school employees.

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State officials and health care providers called on Washington lawmakers to keep the state’s Medicaid expansion Monday.

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State lawmakers say they will look into reports the Michigan agency that handles child abuse and neglect cases fudged its numbers to make it appear it was complying with a court order.


Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this Thursday, June 8,  at 10:00 AM.

Dale Copedge was elected president of the Lansing branch of the NAACP this weekend.

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Lawmakers show a bipartisan lack of enthusiasm toward part-time legislature. 

MI congressional delegation gearing up to fund Soo locks upgrade.

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Calley used a conference of political and business leaders this week to roll out a government reform agenda.