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John Engler
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Former Governor John Engler spent his first day as interim president of Michigan State University dealing with campus controversy over the appointment.


John Engler
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Former Governor John Engler will serve as interim president of his troubled alma mater, Michigan State University.  The MSU Board of Trustees is expected to officially vote on the appointment at a meeting this morning.


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Governor Rick Snyder wants to increase the cost of dumping waste in the state’s landfills.  This is part of the governor’s proposal to improve Michigan’s environment.


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Governor Rick Snyder kicked off his week of daily announcements Monday with a focus on broadband internet access.  During the State of the State, Snyder said he would make a new announcement about infrastructure and the environment every day this week.


Tom Leonard
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Michigan State University is under multiple investigations for its handling of sexual assault complaints.  And the Board of Trustees says it will cooperate with all of them.  The Speaker of the House plans to use every tool he has to make sure MSU cooperates with his investigation.


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The state House of Representatives started an investigation into Michigan State University today.  This stems from a former MSU sports doctor’s criminal conduct.


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The state House has adopted legislation to allow Michigan taxpayers to continue to claim the personal income tax exemption.  The bill is supposed to make sure Michiganders don’t pay more as a result of the new federal tax law.


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Governor Rick Snyder wants to spend more on Michigan students.  The governor made the announcement during his State of the State address last night.


Great Lakes
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Governor Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address last night.  He took the opportunity to announce a series of initiatives. 


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Governor Rick Snyder called for fiscal responsibility during his final State of the State address.  This could clash with the priorities of the state lawmakers.


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder declared victory over the state’s economic hardships in his eighth and final State of the State address.  The governor, last night, said choices made over the last seven years leave room now for more investment in schools and infrastructure.  But it’s not clear that he can win support for his plans in the Legislature


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Governor Rick Snyder can expect a controversial bill on his desk soon.  Lawmakers have passed legislation to send more money to charter schools. 


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder delivers his eighth State of the State address Tuesday.  The State of the State is a yearly event where the governor lays out his priorities for the upcoming year.  Some lawmakers have wish lists for what they want the governor to talk about. 


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A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution.  Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot.


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Thousands of people flooded the state Capitol lawn Sunday.  The people gathered for the second annual Women’s March.


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A new report says it costs at least $9,600 to properly educate a student in Michigan’s public schools.  The goal of the study is to force a conversation on overhauling school funding. 


Michigan Capitol
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The state Legislature went over the governor’s head Wednesday.  It approved a veto override – something that hasn’t happened in Michigan since 2002.


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The Legislature is once again at odds with the governor.  This time, it’s over what to do about the new federal tax law.


Michigan House of Representatives
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Sexual harassment by public officials is one of the topics lawmakers are looking to tackle this term. 


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The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple of years. 


Michigan Capitol
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The Legislature is back in session for 2018, and an early priority is dealing with taxes.  Talks are underway to figure out how to make sure the federal tax overhaul doesn’t cause a spike in state income taxes.


Construction
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Prevailing wage will likely be a hot topic in Lansing this year.  That’s the state law that requires workers get paid union-rate wages for state construction projects.


Rick Snyder
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There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy.  People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector.


Michigan Launches New Tool For School Transparency

Jan 10, 2018
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Michigan parents now have a new tool to vet their child’s school. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a plan to offset higher costs that could be forced on Michigan taxpayers as a result of the federal tax overhaul.  The biggest issue is the elimination of the federal personal exemption.


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