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A bill that would infuse $175 million more into Michigan roads and bridge this year has taken another step forward in the Legislature.

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This tax season, the Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding low- to moderate-income individuals that they may be eligible for a tax credit that has averaged $148 per claimant.

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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe's Michigan casino.

State legislators have stalled an attempt to repeal a statute that regulates vehicular transportation of marijuana.

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Survivors of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar joined with lawmakers to rollout new legislation Monday. Nassar was recently convicted of multiple cases of sexual assault.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the legislation is aimed at curbing sexual misconduct.


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High schoolers, lawmakers, and concerned citizens held a rally at the state Capitol Thursday for changes to the state’s gun laws. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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A bill to make English Michigan’s official language cleared the state House Thursday. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the debate got fierce at times.


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State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office. But, as Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta explains, that’s not what the contract says.


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Lawmakers in Lansing want to put 175 million dollars toward the state’s roads. The state House passed the spending bill Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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The former campaign manager for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that he resigned due to allegations that he had said "manipulative and insulting things" to a co-worker on an old campaign and had "communicated inappropriately" with others at that time.

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Some lawmakers in Lansing want to overhaul how three major universities select their governing bodies. Cheyna Roth reports this would bring those schools in line with the state’s other twelve public universities.


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One of the Democratic candidates for Michigan governor announced she asked for the resignation of her campaign manager after details of "inappropriate behavior in the workplace" surfaced. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a change allowing charter schools to receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes.

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Public universities might risk losing a portion of their state funding for failing to meet benchmarks to prevent campus sexual misconduct. Rick Pluta reports that’s part of a budget proposal that’s begun working its way through the Legislature.


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