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A new face will grace the walls of the State Capitol


For Rent
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A fight is brewing at the state Capitol over whether the Legislature should preempt local rules on expensive rental properties.  


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The state Legislature has returned to work and upon arrival discovered they would not be alone.


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There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for.


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Music, speeches, prayers and a candle-lighting ceremony that included 39 Jewish survivors were part of Michigan’s official commemoration of the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide.  The ceremony took place in the rotunda of the state Capitol. 


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It was “Eastern Michigan University Day” Tuesday at the state Capitol.


Nurses Rally On Capitol For Safe Patient Care Act

Mar 23, 2017
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Hundreds of nurses marched from the Lansing Center to the state Capitol Wednesday.  They want to urge the legislature to introduce a Safe Patient Care Act


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A group of gun control advocates was at the state Capitol to lobby against a proposal to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. 


Muskegon River
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A bottled water company wants permission to pump more water from the Muskegon River Watershed. Local environmental groups are pushing back.  They want the state Department of Environmental Quality to slow down the approval process. 


Michigan Electors Cast Votes For Trump

Dec 20, 2016
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Protests and a national campaign to convince presidential electors to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump did nothing to change the result in Michigan. 


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Municipal employees are planning to head to the Capitol today.  Lawmakers will hold a hearing on controversial legislation affecting municipal retirement health benefits.


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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.


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State lawmakers are trying to increase the availability of healthy foods in Michigan.   


Orlando Shootings
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Vigils around Michigan last night marked the mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

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


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Governor Rick Snyder has begun his second term as Michigan’s 48th governor. He took the oath of office in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol in the freezing cold.   Rick Pluta was there.