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Michigan schools could receive an additional $18.6 million for campus security initiatives this fiscal year.

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The Latest on Michigan ballot initiatives (all times local):


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Four years is too long to go without clean drinking water. That was the message of a busload of Flint residents who marched in downtown Lansing Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says a possible lawsuit is still in the works against Governor Rick Snyder’s administration following the end of free bottled water in the city.


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A four-bill package of legislation defining and punishing pyramid schemes has passed the Michigan House.

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Lawmakers continue to focus on bills aimed at sexual assault prevention in response to Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former doctor who told patients he was treating them, when he was actually sexually assaulting them. 


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The Michigan House wants to direct 4 percent of the Liquor Control Commission's revenue toward fighting substance abuse.

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Michigan's elections bureau says enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a British government official have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to strengthen the production of advancements in automotive technology and mobility.

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To deter opioid abuse, Michigan lawmakers say it's time to rethink the child-resistant prescription vial.

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Kids hoping to get high off laughing gas would have a harder time under a bill that is headed toward Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

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Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley inadvertently turned in dozens of nominating petitions for other candidates in unrelated races as part of his bid to qualify for the ballot.

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Able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan may soon have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance.

Michigan could soon require certain people to work for their Medicaid benefits. A bill passed a state Senate panel Wednesday.


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