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Bills to allow speeds of up to 80 miles an hour on rural highways in Michigan has stalled in the state House. 

Bert Johnson
Michigan Senate Democrats / senatedems.com

Democrats are criticizing a new state House proposal to rescue Detroit Public Schools.


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder says the federal government has not been held fully accountable for its role in the Flint water crisis.   


Prisons
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Legislation to keep many 17-year-olds from going to adult prisons cleared a state House panel on Tuesday.


John Kasich
Rick Pluta / MPRN

With the state’s March 8th primary fast-approaching, Presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michigan.  Senator Bernie Sanders had stops in Ypsilanti and Dearborn as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids.


Flint Water
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Legislation to send more state aid to Flint could move through the state House this week.  


protectmiwater.com
Jake Neher / MPRN

A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.  They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking.


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


Bill Schuette
Courtesy Photo / michigan.gov

The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.


DPS Demonstrators
Rick Pluta / MPRN

Detroit parents, teachers, and school officials were in Lansing on Tuesday to speak out on bills meant to rescue Michigan’s largest district.


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

A state elections board has approved one petition that seeks to recall Governor Rick Snyder, but rejected several others.


Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton took a break over the weekend from stumping for support in New Hampshire to bring her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Flint, where the city faces a public health crisis due to lead in the drinking water.


Morris Hood III
Courtesy Photo / senatedems.com

Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools (DPS) from going broke.  


Free Water Flint Protest
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The Michigan Senate has adopted a $30 million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills.  


Jeff Irwin
Courtesy Photo / housedems.com

State lawmakers are responding to complaints about a new elections law.  A state House panel approved a bill Wednesday meant to clarify the law.


Classroom
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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law. 


Children's Rights
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An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight.   

Speed Limit 75 Sign
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A state House panel has approved raising speed limits on some Michigan roadways. 

Speed Limit 75 Sign
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It looks like state lawmakers have reached a compromise to increase speed limits on many Michigan roadways.  A state House panel plans to vote on the plan today. 


Coleman Young II
Courtesy Photo / senatedems.com

Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.


Michigan National Guard Delivery
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The state House and Senate have unanimously approved an emergency spending bill to help Flint address its water crisis.  It now goes to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.  


Michigan State Senate
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A $28 million emergency funding bill for Flint could clear the state Senate today.  


Voting Booths
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Local leaders and school officials are challenging a new state elections law in federal court.


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Governor Rick Snyder has scrubbed plans for an economic development trip to the Middle East, so he can remain in Michigan to deal with the Flint water crisis. 


Prisons
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More than 300 Michigan inmates sentenced as minors to life without parole could get a second chance at early release. 


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