2018 Elections Marijuana, Prevailing Wage Petitions Drives OK’d To Collect Signatures By Rick Pluta • May 19, 2017 Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org Two more petition campaigns were given the go-ahead Thursday by a state elections panel to start collecting signatures, including one to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan. Listen Listening... / 0:37 Rick Pluta reports on two petitions--one for recreational marijuana, he other for prevailing wage-- being allowed to collect signatures. Justice Young To Retire, Snyder Will Have 4th Appointment To Michigan Supreme Court By Rick Pluta • Mar 30, 2017 Michigan Courts / courts.mi.gov State Supreme Court Justice Robert Young plans to retire at the end of next month, if not sooner. His plan is to return to his former law firm. Listen Listening... / 0:38 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young's upcoming retirement. Michigan Is Running Out Of Cleanup Money By Rick Pluta • Mar 7, 2017 Pixabay / pixabay.com The state is close to running out of money to clean thousands of abandoned, polluted properties all across Michigan. Listen Listening... / 0:38 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on the state's lack of funds for environmental cleanups. State Approves Millions For New Voting Machines By Rick Pluta • Jan 25, 2017 Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org A state board has approved spending as much as $82 million dollars over the next two years for new voting machines in every precinct in Michigan. Listen Listening... / 0:33 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on funding for improving Michigan's voting machines.