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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Congress returns to work Tuesday after a month-long recess.  The mounting cost of Hurricane Harvey will undoubtedly be on lawmakers’ minds as they set to work on the 2018 federal budget.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) of Flint to talk about the task of crafting a national funding strategy.


 

MLive

The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing. As we hear from Rick Pluta, Governor Rick Snyder will have a to-do list waiting.


Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. On Friday, both told us what makes Lansing special to them and their families.


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All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Wednesday's topic is medical marijuana regulation in Lansing. 


All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Tuesday's topic is city council divisiveness. 


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Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Monday's topic is priorities. 


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Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of late former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers.

Mike Bishop photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Health and environmental officials in Michigan are calling on Republican Rep. Mike Bishop to vote against President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. 

 


A Michigan city council member accused of pawning his publicly owned laptop has pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty.

Board of State Canvassers Approve Ballot Proposals

Aug 18, 2017
WKAR File Photo

Several ballot proposals for Michigan’s 2018 election crossed a hurdle Thursday. The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of proposals on earned sick time, marijuana legalization and redistricting. 

Facebook page of Dana Nessel

Civil-rights attorney Dana Nessel will run for state Attorney General. Two years ago, Nessel stood in a small park in Ann Arbor to celebrate the same sex marriage decision of the US Supreme Court. Nessel was an attorney for the Michigan couple in the case.

picture of the Michigan Capitol Building
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A grassroots group that wants to get an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the 2018 ballot is looking to make progress this week. 

Dana Nessel photo
Courtesy photo / Nessel & Kessel Law

A lawyer who helped win a legal battle to strike down Michigan's gay marriage ban is running for state attorney general.

New Lansing City Hall sign
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Lansing city hall was named in honor of former mayor David Hollister today.


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