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A plan to grant amnesty to people who owe sometimes thousands of dollars in unpaid driver responsibility fees is in the works. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers rolled out the proposal today. 


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A former West Michigan U-S Attorney wants to be Michigan’s next Attorney General. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


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Michigan would forgive more than $600 million in extra "responsibility" fees that have been assessed on 317,000 motorists for certain traffic offenses under new legislation that is designed to help them regain their licenses and stop driving illegally. 

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A councilman in a diverse Detroit enclave has apologized for comments he made about Yemeni and Bangladeshi immigrants and avoided censure by the elected body.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Michigan this week to push a plan to cut taxes and simplify the country's tax code.

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A bipartisan group in Michigan rolled out a new auto no-fault insurance overhaul plan Tuesday.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette has won the endorsements of former Gov. John Engler and former congresswoman and Secretary of State Candice Miller. 

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A new plan is in the works to bring down Michigan’s expensive auto insurance rates. It could be rolled out as soon as Tuesday. 

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Parents of private school students cannot be part of a lawsuit over whether the state can send taxpayer money to their kids’ schools. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports. 


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Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate.

Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, the ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.


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Republicans in Lansing worked at a breakneck speed today to pass legislation expanding campaign donation limits to certain types of big donors.   


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Voters might have the chance to decide a pair of workers’ rights questions next year. As we hear from Rick Pluta, petition campaigns to put the questions on the 2018 ballot are underway. 


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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette for a formal ruling on whether it has the authority to extend housing and employment protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender people. That’s after an attorney from his office torpedoed a proposal the commission was on the cusp of adopting. 

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing communities to fix ballots where candidates missed the state filing deadline because of incorrect information from local clerks.

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