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Karen Weaver
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will return to Lansing for a second day today to meet with legislative leaders.


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The Michigan House Elections Committee has passed legislation to change how much time petition organizers have to gather voter signatures.

 

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A state House committee will review a bill Wednesday which will limit the time frame to gather petition signatures to 180 days.

 

 

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There was a spirited debate between lawmakers on a state House budget panel over a Republican effort to punish the state Board of Education.  


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Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder.  Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis


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Eastern Michigan University student Steven Kwasny has announced his candidacy for state representative of the 53rd district.  


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Former state House Speaker Curtis Hertel is being remembered today as a leader whose willingness to compromise helped lead to a historic overhaul of how Michigan pays for public schools.  He died over the weekend at the age of 63.


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A bill in a Michigan House committee would severely limit the amount of time petition organizers have to collect signatures.

 

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The state Senate has adopted legislation that would allow schools to hold back some third graders who are not proficient at reading.  


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The state Senate has approved a more-than $700 million plan for a financial bailout of the Detroit school system. 


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The state House has approved $50 million in emergency spending to keep Detroit Public Schools open through the school year.   


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New bipartisan legislation in the state House would create a statewide active shooter alert system. 


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A bill making it harder to put issues on the statewide ballot has cleared the state Senate on a party-line vote.


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The Michigan Legislature has three new members after special elections Tuesday.


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Bills to ease penalties for minors who are caught with alcohol have cleared the state Senate. 

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The top Democrat in the state House is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to resign.


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A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


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State lawmakers have created a joint House and Senate committee to look into the Flint water crisis.  


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The state House has approved a bill meant to clarify a controversial new law limiting what local officials can say publicly about ballot questions. 

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State House Speaker Kevin Cotter says bankruptcy is still an option to help resolve Detroit Public Schools’ financial crisis. 


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Bills to allow speeds of up to 80 miles an hour on rural highways in Michigan has stalled in the state House. 

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Democrats are criticizing a new state House proposal to rescue Detroit Public Schools.


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Legislation to keep many 17-year-olds from going to adult prisons cleared a state House panel on Tuesday.


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Legislation to send more state aid to Flint could move through the state House this week.  


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A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.  They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking.


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