Michigan News

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.  


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

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.


Michigan Republicans
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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. 


Michigan
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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.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Donald Trump was back in Metro Detroit last night.  The Republican presidential candidate and his surrogates have been barn-storming Michigan in the final days before Tuesday’s election. 


Bill Clinton
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Michigan is getting battleground state attention from the presidential campaigns. Republican nominee Donald Trump pays a visit to Macomb County.  Former President Bill Clinton toured the state to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


Rick Pluta / MPRN

As home to one of the nation’s largest populations of Middle Eastern immigrants, the Detroit area is a natural destination for refugees fleeing violence in places like Syria.  But the leader of the largely suburban county that neighbors the city has called for a stop to refugee resettlements and has threatened to go court.  That has become a hot issue in the race for Oakland County executive. 


Cannabis
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The state agency responsible for Michigan’s medical marijuana program says changes are in store.  That’s after an audit found it’s not tracking doctors who approve medical marijuana cards.       

Mike Pence
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The election is days away, and Michigan is still getting quite a bit of attention from both major party presidential candidates. 


Google
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Michigan non-profits are looking into an innovative way of fighting human trafficking.  The idea is to take advantage of free advertising on Google.

MI GOP
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A federal judge in New Jersey is asking the Michigan Republican Party to explain its Election Day anti-fraud plan. 

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