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The pressure is building on Congressman John Conyers as Michigan Democrats call for a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and using taxpayer money to cover it up. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A downturn in the economy would quickly drain the state’s “rainy day” savings. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us that’s the determination of an independent analysis.


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State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan.Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


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Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us the bills were adopted on largely party-line votes.


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The Legislature returns to the state Capitol Tuesday. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, this will be the first time lawmakers will convene since the collapse last week of an effort to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault insurance law. 


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The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps is looking for a few good experts in internet security. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the law creating the cyber-security team takes effect Thursday.


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A state lawmaker faces questions for failing to explain why his campaign committee paid 114 thousand dollars he put on his personal credit card. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta has more.


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Enbridge Energy says this year was not the first time some protecting coating was scraped off the exterior of Line 5. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he’s looking for more answers on when the governor become aware of a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. 


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A state appeals court says a former tribal police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud charges can’t run for state or local political offices. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the case will now go to the state Supreme Court.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has handed a victory to local governments in a widely watched property tax case involving big-box retailers. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with plans to overhaul the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they hope to stop a string of problems that led to thousands of people being wrongly accused of fraud.


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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee. But, as we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they’ve hit a road block. They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.


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