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Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a brief against the American Bar Association.  A discrimination case was filed last month in the United States Supreme Court.


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It’s looking like “prevailing wage” will be an issue in the Legislature’s new session.  It deals with pay rates for construction workers on publicly funded projects.  And, it’s an issue that divides Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders. 


Bottled Water
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A new audit shows a state department is not in compliance with regulations on bottled water inspections. 

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Governor Rick Snyder delivered his seventh State of the State address last night.  


Rick Snyder
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Ten million people.  Governor Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above that number before the next US Census.  It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered Tuesday night at the state Capitol.


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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a legal brief supporting a group of Flint pastors suing the state over the city’s drinking water crisis.  Schuette’s position puts him at odds with Governor Rick Snyder.  


Dan Kildee
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As Governor Rick Snyder prepares to deliver his seventh State of the State address, a potential candidate to replace him has called for ethics rules that would align Michigan with what the federal government requires.


Debbie Stabenow
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With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just days away, some Michigan Congress members are speaking out about his latest Twitter feud. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has increased his legal defense budget for one of his private attorneys to $3.5 million.


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The so-called “logic games” section of the Law School Admission Test puts blind students at a disadvantage.  That is the argument of a Michigan man who filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court.


Michigan Electors Cast Votes For Trump

Dec 20, 2016
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Protests and a national campaign to convince presidential electors to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump did nothing to change the result in Michigan. 


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The state Court of Appeals says the state’s preemption of local firearms ordinances does not apply to schools.  The court upheld the Ann Arbor public schools ban on guns on school property. The ban was challenged by a gun rights group and a parent with a concealed pistol permit. 

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A major rewrite of Michigan’s energy policy is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder


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Another attempt to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder.  


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Schools might get more freedom in how they discipline students in the future.  Legislation that would alter Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy in schools is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.


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Some rural freeways and highways in Michigan might see a speed limit increase.  That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a package of bills headed for his desk.


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The state will look into problems with ballots cast in 20 Detroit precincts in last month’s elections.  The recount last week showed big discrepancies in the number of votes counted and the number of ballots stored in containers.  That left more than half the city’s precincts unrecountable.


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.


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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.     


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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


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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
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Bills creating stricter voter identification laws are quickly making their way through the Legislature.  


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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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