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Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional administrator is stepping down over the public health crisis in Flint. 

Federal Assistance
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Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint.  


Email
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Governor Rick Snyder has released a trove of emails both to and from him regarding Flint and the city’s water crisis. 


Jim Ananich
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Michigan Democratic leaders say Governor Rick Snyder’s Flint apology during his State of the State speech is not enough.  

Flint Protesters
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Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of Tuesday's State of the State speech to the Flint water crisis.  He promised to fix the problems that started while the city was under state emergency management, and he promised to do a better job of helping the public understand what went wrong. 


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of his State of the State speech Tuesday night to the Flint water crisis. Rick Pluta has a report on address and the governor's plan. 


Governor Rick Synder's Sixth State Of The State Address-2016

Jan 20, 2016
Rick Snyder
NPR / npr.org

Governor Rick Snyder delivered his sixth State of the State address on Tuesday night.  As expected, the primary focus was the Flint water crisis, but the Governor did address other issues, including a call for economic and technological developments at Willow Run and an increased focus on mobility at M-City in Ann Arbor and throughout the Michigan auto industry.  You can hear the speech in its entirety here.


United States Senate

U.S. Senator Gary Peters from Michigan honors the life and legacy of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He also shares the latest on the Flint water crisis and what he hopes to hear from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State Of The State address.


Michigan Crime Lab Marijuanna
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A new State Police crime lab policy is sparking criticism from a growing number of forensic scientists.


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced his office will investigate the Flint water crisis.  


Michigan State Capitol
Pure Michigan / michigan.org

Hundreds of demonstrators marched on the state Capitol yesterday to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s handling of the Flint water crisis.  


Michigan State Budget Office
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

A panel of state budget experts anticipates a $300 million windfall left over from the last fiscal year.  


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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools


Rep. Debbie Dingell on Twitter

President Obama highlighted Michigan's auto industry as an example of the nation’s renewed economic strength during his final address to Congress. Representative Debbie Dingell says it’s time for the rest of America to know that Michigan is once again a world leader in automotive technology. 

Detroit Public Schools Logo
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State lawmakers could consider legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests, like the ones that closed about 60 Detroit schools Monday. 


Water Filter
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State and city officials will announce more steps today as they try to address the water contamination crisis in Flint. 


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
Michigan Public Radio Network

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


Electricity Meter
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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. 


Asphalt paving
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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.


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