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A complaint filed in Ingham County calls for a grand jury investigation into Governor Rick Snyder ’s spending on a legal defense team. It accuses him of misconduct and abusing taxpayer dollars.

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The State Board of Education is working on a plan to update school testing in Michigan.

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Looking to have what they call an “honest discussion” about racial inequality in Michigan, the Michigan League for Public Policy held its annual forum Monday.

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One day before the voter registration deadline in Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she’s going to spend the last month of the campaign delivering "a positive message."

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will visit Michigan today for the first time since August.

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Some Republicans are calling for Donald Trump to step aside as the Republican presidential nominee. But that would not remove his name from the ballot in Michigan.

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Some Democrats in the Legislature say a state health care fund for firefighters and other first responders should cover breast cancer treatments.

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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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A plan will go ahead to let private and religious schools get taxpayer money for health and safety programs mandated by the state. That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the issue.

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A federal appeals court says it’s too late to go back and rehash the “Grand Bargain” that allowed Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy two years ago.

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The presidential candidates’ attention to Michigan continued on Monday. Former president Bill Clinton made campaign stops in Flint and Saginaw on behalf of his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton .

Trump Once Again Finds His Way To Michigan

Sep 30, 2016
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Donald Trump is back in Michigan today. The Republican presidential nominee is holding a rally at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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Some voters like to take “selfies” with their ballots on Election Day. But, in Michigan, that’s against the law.

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Poor performing Detroit schools could be closing soon. Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an opinion clarifying a section of the school code Wednesday.

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It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder acknowledged Flint faces a drinking water crisis due to lead contamination. Snyder updated reporters Wednesday on what’s gotten better and what hasn’t.

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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program .

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Families of first responders in Michigan can expect to get expanded benefits soon. Governor Rick Snyder signed the Survivors Benefit Bill Tuesday.

Governor Rick Snyder is boosting the position of Michigan chief medical executive to his official inner circle. The governor says he wants to streamline how critical public health information reaches him. That was one of the problems identified by a task force that looked into how the Flint water crisis occurred.

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Legislation on child restraint in classrooms passed through a House committee Thursday. The legislation would prevent teachers from restraining or isolating a student, except as a last resort in an emergency situation.

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Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to fourth grade. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way.

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Lawmakers need to be more transparent. That was the message sent by the House today when it approved bills to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA ).

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Flint could name its own experts to oversee the response to the city’s drinking water crisis under a bill just sent to the state Senate floor.

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There will be new rules soon in Michigan governing how medical marijuana is grown, shared, and sold.

Governor Rick Snyder Defends Flint Advisory Board

Sep 21, 2016
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Governor Rick Snyder is defending a move by a board he appointed to oversee Flint. The Receivership Transition Advisory Board ( RTAB ) has come under fire for revoking Flint’s ability to sue the state.

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The Freedom of Information Act could be changing in Michigan.

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