Rick Pluta

Managing Editor, Michigan Public Radio Network
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The Michigan Senate has adopted a $30 million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills.  


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An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight.   

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Governor Rick Snyder has scrubbed plans for an economic development trip to the Middle East, so he can remain in Michigan to deal with the Flint water crisis. 


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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional administrator is stepping down over the public health crisis in Flint. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has released a trove of emails both to and from him regarding Flint and the city’s water crisis. 


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Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of Tuesday's State of the State speech to the Flint water crisis.  He promised to fix the problems that started while the city was under state emergency management, and he promised to do a better job of helping the public understand what went wrong. 


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Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of his State of the State speech Tuesday night to the Flint water crisis. Rick Pluta has a report on address and the governor's plan. 


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced his office will investigate the Flint water crisis.  


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Hundreds of demonstrators marched on the state Capitol yesterday to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s handling of the Flint water crisis.  


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A panel of state budget experts anticipates a $300 million windfall left over from the last fiscal year.  


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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools


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State and city officials will announce more steps today as they try to address the water contamination crisis in Flint. 


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Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver huddled in his office to discuss the city’s water crisis, and the state’s role in solving a problem it helped create.


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but he has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that eliminates the choice of voting a straight-party ballot with a single mark on Election Day, despite the fact that the option has been upheld twice by voters. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Genesee County related to lead contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply. 


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State corrections officials are preparing for a wave of drug offenders entering the system for getting caught with heroin and other narcotics. 


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The campaign to expand equal protection rights in the state constitution to include women and LGBT people can start collecting petition signatures.  


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A state elections board is expected to determine today whether a petition campaign to add LGBT and gender protections to the Michigan Constitution is ready to go.  Rick Pluta has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to step up efforts to convince Congress to fund an expansion of the Soo Locks.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Michigan State University must release the names of student athletes named as suspects in police reports to news organizations.  The Michigan Supreme Court issued that order Wednesday.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Lincoln Park was officially released from state control yesterday.  This marks the first time in 15 years no Michigan city is being run by an emergency manager.  Rick Pluta reports.


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Donald Trump made a campaign appearance in Grand Rapids Monday night. He says he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage them from building plants across the border and overseas.  Trump specifically called out Ford, which is planning a new plant in Mexico.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s slowing down his plans to fix Detroit’s schools in order to keep the process moving.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


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