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Marijuana Supporters
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It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system.  


Flint
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Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver huddled in his office to discuss the city’s water crisis, and the state’s role in solving a problem it helped create.


Flint
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Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver are set to meet on Thursday to discuss the city’s water emergency.


Voting Booths
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but he has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law. 


Straight-Ticket Voting Form
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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. 


Flint Water
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Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Genesee County related to lead contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply. 


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A federal judge says energy customers across the Midwest should get refunds and a break on their future bills.  


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State corrections officials are preparing for a wave of drug offenders entering the system for getting caught with heroin and other narcotics. 


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Some Republicans in the state Senate want to throw out the road funding plan lawmakers passed in 2015 and replace it in 2016.


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


Stored Gun
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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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The head of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has resigned over the drinking water crisis in Flint.  


LGBT Pride
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The campaign to expand equal protection rights in the state constitution to include women and LGBT people can start collecting petition signatures.  


LGBT Pride
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A state elections board is expected to determine today whether a petition campaign to add LGBT and gender protections to the Michigan Constitution is ready to go.  Rick Pluta has more.


Michigan State Police
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A group of criminal defense attorneys says the Michigan State Police should no longer oversee the state crime lab.  Jake Neher reports.


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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.


oil well
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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.


Soo Locks
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Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to step up efforts to convince Congress to fund an expansion of the Soo Locks.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


Michigan State University
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Michigan State University must release the names of student athletes named as suspects in police reports to news organizations.  The Michigan Supreme Court issued that order Wednesday.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


Data Center
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law major tax breaks for data centers.  Jake Neher reports.


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The Michigan Department of Transportation broke its own rule on road safety studies.  That’s according to a new state audit.  Jake Neher has more.


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Lincoln Park was officially released from state control yesterday.  This marks the first time in 15 years no Michigan city is being run by an emergency manager.  Rick Pluta reports.


Michigan State House of Representatives
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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.


Donald Trump
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Donald Trump made a campaign appearance in Grand Rapids Monday night. He says he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage them from building plants across the border and overseas.  Trump specifically called out Ford, which is planning a new plant in Mexico.   We have more from Rick Pluta.


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


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