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Thousands of people flooded the state Capitol lawn Sunday.  The people gathered for the second annual Women’s March.


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A new report says it costs at least $9,600 to properly educate a student in Michigan’s public schools.  The goal of the study is to force a conversation on overhauling school funding. 


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The state Legislature went over the governor’s head Wednesday.  It approved a veto override – something that hasn’t happened in Michigan since 2002.


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The Legislature is once again at odds with the governor.  This time, it’s over what to do about the new federal tax law.


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Sexual harassment by public officials is one of the topics lawmakers are looking to tackle this term. 


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The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple of years. 


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The Legislature is back in session for 2018, and an early priority is dealing with taxes.  Talks are underway to figure out how to make sure the federal tax overhaul doesn’t cause a spike in state income taxes.


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Prevailing wage will likely be a hot topic in Lansing this year.  That’s the state law that requires workers get paid union-rate wages for state construction projects.


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There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy.  People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector.


Michigan Launches New Tool For School Transparency

Jan 10, 2018
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Michigan parents now have a new tool to vet their child’s school. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a plan to offset higher costs that could be forced on Michigan taxpayers as a result of the federal tax overhaul.  The biggest issue is the elimination of the federal personal exemption.


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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says getting high speed internet to rural communities in Michigan is a priority for her.


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The state Legislature returns this week.  One committee is set to see a lot of action.


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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. 


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The state Attorney General is under fire for his hiring practices. The liberal group Progress Michigan filed a complaint with the Secretary of State Tuesday.  It wants the office to investigate multiple hires made by Attorney General Bill Schuette.


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A federal judge in Detroit has ordered hearings for hundreds of Iraqi detainees.  They are being held by the Department of Homeland Security while they fight deportation.  The judge says holding them indefinitely is unconstitutional.


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Lansing’s lawmakers won’t return to the Capitol until next week.  But they’ve already got big plans for 2018.


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Families of detained Iraqis facing deportation are waiting on word from a federal judge in Detroit.  They’re hoping the detainees will be released while they wait for their immigration cases to be re-opened.


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A fight between school employees and the state ended today – in favor of the employees.


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Nine cities and counties from across Michigan are taking drug companies to court.  From the Upper Peninsula to Detroit, they are trying to recover many millions of dollars in costs related to the opioid crisis


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A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday.  They dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot.  


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The state starts accepting applications today for medical marijuana licenses. 


Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans’ Home

Dec 15, 2017
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A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. 


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A medical school dean who supervised a Michigan State University sports doctor convicted of sexually abusing patients is stepping down. 


Opioid Bills Head To Governor Snyder's Desk

Dec 14, 2017
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Legislation aimed at curbing the state’s opioid crisis is on its way to the governor.


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