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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


Jeff Irwin
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State lawmakers are responding to complaints about a new elections law.  A state House panel approved a bill Wednesday meant to clarify the law.


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A state legislator from Washtenaw County is advocating a revisit of the emergency manager law after Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s resignation announcement Tuesday morning.


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A state House panel has approved raising speed limits on some Michigan roadways. 

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It looks like state lawmakers have reached a compromise to increase speed limits on many Michigan roadways.  A state House panel plans to vote on the plan today. 


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The state House and Senate have unanimously approved an emergency spending bill to help Flint address its water crisis.  It now goes to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.  


Jeremy Moss
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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk this year.  


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Republicans say a $28 million emergency appropriation for Flint should come with some accountability measures to make sure that money is spent wisely.


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Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint.  


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Michigan Democratic leaders say Governor Rick Snyder’s Flint apology during his State of the State speech is not enough.  

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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that eliminates the choice of voting a straight-party ballot with a single mark on Election Day, despite the fact that the option has been upheld twice by voters. 


Medical Marijuana
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2016 could bring major changes to the way Michigan treats marijuana.


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Gun owners would face harsh penalties for storing guns where minors can access them.  That’s under a new bill in the state House.


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  Some Democrats in the state House say people shouldn’t be fired for having a medical marijuana card.  Jake Neher reports.


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A state lawmaker says Michigan should encourage more companies to take oil out of existing wells that have already been capped.  Jake Neher has more.


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The state Legislature has wrapped up its work for 2015 and lawmakers are setting their agendas for next year.  As Jake Neher reports, legislation to help turn around Detroit Public Schools will be a top priority.


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There is new legislation in Lansing aimed at preventing teen suicides.  Jake Neher has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s slowing down his plans to fix Detroit’s schools in order to keep the process moving.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Legislation that would eliminate the straight-ticket voting option on Michigan ballots is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. Jake Neher reports.


Data Center
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Bills giving big tax breaks to Michigan data centers are headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.   Jake Neher has the story.

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This is the last week the state Legislature is scheduled to meet in 2015. Republican leaders hope to make progress on some big issues.

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Ann Arbor state Representative Jeff Irwin is pushing measures at the State Capitol to protect the Great Lakes. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment,'  Irwin tells David Fair about his efforts to move an oil pipeline from under the Straits of Mackinac and to better legislate the production, and unintentional disposal, of microbeads into our water system. 


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The stalemate over road funding continues in the Michigan Legislature.  Jake Neher has the details.


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The emergency manager of the Detroit school district took a trip to Lansing today to ask state lawmakers for help.  Rick Pluta has the story.


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