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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation keeping intact a law that puts people's driver's license at risk if they have three unpaid parking tickets.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation delaying increases in registration fees and safety training fees for motorcyclists.

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether schools can legally ban guns. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the lawsuits were filed by gun rights groups.  


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Michigan teachers and school employees celebrated a major victory over the state Wednesday.

Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains the Michigan Supreme Court announced the state has to give back 550 million dollars to school employees.  

Michigan legislators to propose new laws designed to better protect domestic violence survivors. Bills introduced this past week would create an address confidentiality program, which supporters say exists in 37 states. Editor's note: the AP article was filed in November 2017. The audio interview happened December 19, 2017.

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A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot.  


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The state might change its mind about putting a new veterans’ home in Detroit. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that lets the state put the home in a different location.


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The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday unanimously voted to cut what are believed to be the nation's highest financial penalties for collecting excessive unemployment benefits, finalizing bills that were proposed after more than 40,000 people were wrongly accused of fraud in a two-year period.

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A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general's office.

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The Michigan Supreme Court is being asked to look at windfalls enjoyed by counties when they sell a property because of unpaid taxes.

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Construction trade groups launched a 2018 ballot drive Tuesday to keep intact Michigan's 52-year-old law that requires "prevailing" wages and benefits for workers on state-financed building projects, calling it a backup plan in case the Republican-led Legislature repeals the law.

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Bills designed to get a handle on municipalities' underfunded employee retirement benefits are going to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk for his expected signature.

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Former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra is the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

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Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to launch an independent investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of the Larry Nassar case. 

 


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The son of a former Detroit mayor plans to run for the 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers following allegations by former staffers of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching.

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