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Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s state-funded legal contracts related to his involvement in the Flint water crisis go before a state board today.  


U.S. Capitol
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A congressional panel will continue its look into the Flint water crisis with another round of hearings this week.


Virgil Smith
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The state Senate could expel Senator Virgil Smith if he does not resign. 

Brandt Iden
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New bipartisan legislation in the state House would create a statewide active shooter alert system. 


Jim Stamas
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The state Legislature will kick off hearings on the Flint water crisis next week.


Voting Booths
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A bill making it harder to put issues on the statewide ballot has cleared the state Senate on a party-line vote.


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The new emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools says time is running out for lawmakers to approve a bailout.  


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Local clerks reported high turnout and long lines in some places as voters handed Donald Trump a victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, while the Democratic race went to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

Michigan State House of Representatives
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The Michigan Legislature has three new members after special elections Tuesday.


Flint Water
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Governor Rick Snyder is asking for $1.2 million to pay for outside legal counsel to help with the administration’s response to the Flint water crisis.  


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder is holding firm to his vow to stay in office amid growing calls for his resignation.


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Four Republican presidential candidates spent seven and a half minutes talking about Detroit, Flint, and manufacturing at a debate held in Detroit Thursday night.  

Bernie Sanders
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    

Breathalyzer Test
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Bills to ease penalties for minors who are caught with alcohol have cleared the state Senate. 

Rick Snyder
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The federal government has approved expanding Medicaid for kids and pregnant women affected by Flint’s water crisis.  


Tim Greimel
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The top Democrat in the state House is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to resign.


Brian Calley
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There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students. 


Vote Here
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Now that the votes have been counted in the Super Tuesday states, presidential candidates are turning their attention to the next round of primaries – including Michigan’s in a week.  


Prisons
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A new audit says Michigan corrections workers failed to document the time they spent transporting prisoners. 


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Two former state lawmakers face felony charges that they lied and abused their offices.  Ex-representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat could go to prison if they’re convicted.  


Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


Bernie Sanders
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president to Flint Thursday. 


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
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Democrats in the state Legislature say it’s time to restore citizen oversight panels to supervise air and water programs in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  


Nick Khouri
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Michigan’s top treasury official is warning lawmakers to not let the state’s largest school district go bankrupt. 


Flint Water
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State lawmakers have created a joint House and Senate committee to look into the Flint water crisis.  


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