Michigan News

Plastic Bags
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Legislation that would prevent cities from passing plastic bag and container taxes is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder ’s desk.

Michigan Supreme Court
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Supporters of continuing the statewide presidential ballot recount maintain the slimmest of hopes that it might resume once the Michigan Supreme Court weighs in.

Wolf
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Wolf hunting is back on the agenda for Michigan’s legislature. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would legalize wolf hunting in Michigan, if the animal is taken off the federal endangered species list .

Vote Here
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A state elections panel meets this morning to deal with a court order to end the recount of ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.

Voter Identification Bills Pass Through House

Dec 8, 2016
Voter ID
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Bills creating stricter voter identification laws are quickly making their way through the Legislature.

Prisons
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A bill on its way to Governor Rick Snyder would compensate people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and imprisoned.

Michigan House of Representatives
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Legislators worked late into the evening Wednesday as the end of this session draws closer.

Bill Schuette
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More courtroom drama today as Michigan Republicans and the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump continue try to shut down the statewide ballot recount.

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Teachers, firefighters and police are celebrating today. That’s after lawmakers dropped legislation that would make drastic changes to their retirement benefits.

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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.

At least three lawsuits have now been filed related to Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s effort to force a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.

Classroom
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Teacher retirement changes are charging through the legislature. A Senate committee held a meeting on the legislation today Wednesday.

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This afternoon marks the deadline for Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s campaign to ask for a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.

Michigan State Senate
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Lawmakers could be making changes to Governor Rick Snyder ’s mission to scale back the use of tax incentives to attract jobs and investment. Two packages of bills offering incentives to businesses passed in the Senate Tuesday.

USA Gymnastics
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A former USA Gymnastics doctor and Michigan State University professor has been charged with criminal sexual assault. Dr. Larry Nassar was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree for allegedly abusing a girl under 13 years old.

Smoking By Expectant Mothers Sees A Spike

Nov 18, 2016
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More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18% in Michigan.

Lead Test
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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.

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Michigan’s state flag might be getting a new design.

Michigan Department of Education
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Reports of bullying and harassment are up in Michigan schools following last week’s election . And state officials are speaking out.

Border Fence
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It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder called for a “pause” in re-settling refugees from the Middle East in Michigan. Before that, Snyder described himself as the nation’s most pro-immigration governor.

Autonomous Vehicle
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Research and testing of self-driving cars in Michigan are seeing a boost. A package of bills that furthers testing of automated cars is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.

Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country on a week-long trade mission to China.

Michigan House of Representatives
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Republicans have hung onto their majority in the state House . Meanwhile, Democrats are planning a change of leadership for next year.

Donald Trump
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President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan Tuesday by the narrowest margin in the state’s history.

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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

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