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A former Michigan lawmaker who was expelled from office amid a sex scandal is asking a court to reconsider her lawsuit against the Michigan House, legislators and staff.

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Some doctors in Michigan are concerned about unintended consequences to their profession if state lawmakers pass some sexual assault bills they’re considering. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth explains a state House committee heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday.


Brian Calley
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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is the fourth Republican running for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot. As we hear from Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, he wants to succeed Governor Rick Snyder.


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The Michigan House wants to halt permits that allow sterilizing hunting game — which could potentially draw the curtain on Ann Arbor's endeavors to contain its raging deer population.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley has submitted more than 25,000 nominating signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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A judge says Michigan regulators are allowed to drop a longstanding rule that generally required a half-mile (0.8-kilometer) distance between liquor retailers.

Governor Rick Snyder rolled out a plan Monday to improve school safety following the Parkland-Florida shootings.


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A group of Michigan parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the state didn't obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns' blood for medical research.

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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies. 


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No bans on pit bulls allowed, Michigan's Senate says.

Larry Nassar photo
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Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to threaten a 10 percent state funding cut for any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar sexual assault case at Michigan State.

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Michigan's House want to give parents free reign in listening to their children's conversations.

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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether schools can ban firearms, or if that’s preempted by a state law.

As Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta explains, the court heard arguments Wednesday.


Shri Thanedar
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Democrat Shri Thanedar is planning to spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor's race over the next two months.

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Michigan attorney general candidate Pat Miles has scooped up an endorsement from the UAW.

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