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Rachael Denhollander
Rick Pluta / MPRN

A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits and for suspects to face prosecution.  It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country.


Brian Calley
Courtesy Photo / Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Touting the improvements made in Michigan under Governor Rick Snyder's leadership, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will speak about why he should be the state's next governor at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday, June 7th.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to the lieutenant governor about his vision for the state.


Podium
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The economy, roads, education, and insurance were the issues last night at a political debate on Mackinac Island between six Republicans and Democrats running for governor.


Michigan Republican Party
Michigan Republican Party / migop.org

The four Republicans running for governor last night all met for the first time on a debate stage.  The candidates sparred on Flint, marijuana, and President Trump.


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is the fourth Republican running for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot.  He wants to succeed Governor Rick Snyder.


Tax Form
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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is looking at making changes to state tax laws early in 2018.  That’s after it discovered the new federal tax law could have an impact on Michigan resident’s wallets. 


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley surprised no one when he announced Tuesday he would seek the Republican nomination for governor and try to become the first Number Two in Michigan’s executive office in a half-century to ascend to Number One.


Vaccine
NIAID / flickr.com

The state is taking a synchronized approach to fighting the hepatitis A outbreak.  It’s activated two emergency centers. 


Rick Pluta / MPRN

A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. 


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board.  The leader of the campaign, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, says he’s comfortable fighting any challenges in court.


michigan capitol
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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is getting pushback for his big announcement earlier this week.  Calley says he’ll push for a ballot proposal that would make Michigan’s legislature part-time. 


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is raising his profile ahead of an anticipated run for governor next year. 


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The job of state lawmaker would be part-time under a ballot campaign launched today by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley


John Kivela
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House Tuesday as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.

Brian Calley
State of Michigan

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is moving closer to a formal announcement that he will run next year for the Republican nomination to succeed Governor Rick Snyder.


   

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic.  The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift.  The system is used primarily by law enforcement and doctors to flag potential prescription drug abuse and better treat patients.  


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder will create a commission this week that has the mission of tackling the problem of lead exposure.  A top administration official says the governor will also ask the Legislature to pass a law to make the commission permanent until the problem is solved.


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget calls for saving and spending, but no new tax cuts to appease Republicans in the Legislature


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder says President Trump has opened a “much-needed” national conversation on immigration with his order that limits travel from seven majority-Muslim nations.


Dan Kildee
US House of Representatives / house.gov

As Governor Rick Snyder prepares to deliver his seventh State of the State address, a potential candidate to replace him has called for ethics rules that would align Michigan with what the federal government requires.


Lead Test
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Every infant and toddler in Michigan should be tested for lead.  That’s one of the recommendations of a state task force looking for ways to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. 


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Michigan is now the fifth state in the U.S. to launch a savings program for people with disabilities.  


Donald Trump
Wikimedia Commons

Some Republicans are calling for Donald Trump to step aside as the Republican presidential nominee.  But that would not remove his name from the ballot in Michigan.  


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

While most of the rallies these days are focused on presidential candidates, a different kind of rally took place Wednesday on the State Capitol lawn.  Parents, lawmakers, and advocates gathered to raise awareness for the needs of special education students.


Brian Calley
Courtesy Photo / michigan.gov

There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students. 


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