Bill Schuette

Straight ticket voting
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot. 


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Voters in Michigan will be allowed to use the straight-ticket voting option on the November ballot. 


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a lawsuit filed by 10 states challenging a federal rule that says schools must respect the self-declared gender identity of students.  That includes allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms they will use.   


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is the state’s top attorney, but says he won’t be Governor Rick Snyder’s lawyer if he pursues a particular appeal.   


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says lawyers hired by Governor Rick Snyder at public expense are delaying progress in the criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis


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The state has filed a lawsuit seeking to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from two water engineering firms that did work in Flint.  


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A federal appeals court says Michigan still has not fixed problems with its juvenile lifer law that was declared unconstitutional four years ago. 


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Local citizens and scientists have amassed large amounts of information on Ann Arbor’s 1,4-Dioxane plume. Locally sourced information has been invaluable since University of Michigan student Dan Bicknell first discovered the plume.  It has continued with 23 years of data collection by Roger Rayle of Scio Residents for Safe Water.  Has the information been put to good use?  Has it informed decision-makers?  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas continues her exploration of this ongoing issue. 


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Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.


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Today is the deadline for companies to bid on the chance to conduct a study on the safety of an oil-and-gas pipeline that that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to shut down an abortion clinic in Detroit.


Lake Michigan
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State Attorney General Bill Schuette has sent a letter to Great Lakes governors challenging a proposal to allow the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to withdraw water from Lake Michigan. 


Flint Water
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Governor Rick Snyder is asking for $1.2 million to pay for outside legal counsel to help with the administration’s response to the Flint water crisis.  


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Two former state lawmakers face felony charges that they lied and abused their offices.  Ex-representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat could go to prison if they’re convicted.  


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Officials are increasing pressure on the state to stop a dangerous underground dioxane plume before it reaches the Huron River, Ann Arbor’s main water source.


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The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.


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More than 300 Michigan inmates sentenced as minors to life without parole could get a second chance at early release. 


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


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Michigan intends to develop its own plan to comply with federal rules to reduce greenhouse gasses. Rick Pluta reports.


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Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette is endorsing Jeb Bush for president in 2016. He announced on Wednesday that he’ll serve as chair for Bush’s campaign organization in Michigan.

Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a public safety agenda on Monday that includes parole and sentencing reforms, job training for inmates, and more help finding a job once they’re released from prison.

Snyder says there are data-driven ways to reduce the state’s prison population without compromising public safety.

Washtenaw County's First Same Sex Marriage
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In courtrooms from Cincinnati to Detroit the issue of marriage equality is being decided.  Still, it is likely that the U-S Supreme Court will have the final say.  No matter the decisions along the way, Washtenaw County will be prepared.


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AG Schuette won't give details on his opposition to medical marijuana bills

The state attorney general is not saying why he opposes bills that would ease restrictions on medical marijuana in Michigan. Some top lawmakers are now urging Bill Schuette to detail his concerns.

A state House panel approved the two bills this week. House Bill 4271 would let communities allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. House Bill 5104 would also allow patients to use edible and other non-smokable forms of marijuana.

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. 

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Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case. They want the case to move quickly, but they say the Cincinnati-based court should stick to its practice of assigning cases to a three-judge panel.

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