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If you want to win $700,000, you might be in luck--if you know how to keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes


The Governor Heads To China For Seventh Time

Jul 31, 2017
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The governor is in China today.  He left the country Sunday and is expected to return a week from Tuesday. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills to create new business incentives in hopes of luring some very large employers to Michigan.


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Eight blocks from where the Ann Arbor Art Fair begins its second day today, there's a mini "pop-up" art fair taking place on the front lawn of a home on the old west side.


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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has dropped to its lowest rate in 17 years.  But, that has more to do with fewer people looking for work than new hiring.


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Health care providers and patient advocates in Michigan are watching to see what’s in a re-vamped Republican health care overhaul.  The rollout is expected later this week in Washington.


Vetoed Criminal Justice Bill Getting Revived

Jul 10, 2017
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State lawmakers are taking another run at establishing a database for criminal justice information.  The governor vetoed an earlier effort.


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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill to create a “choose life” license plate.  The plate would have raised money for an anti-abortion group.


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Governor Rick Snyder has a pile of bills waiting for him after the holiday. 


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The online giant Amazon is getting millions of dollars from Michigan to build a new performance center. 


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A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. 


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Senior citizens who live at the Cross Street Village apartments in Ypsilanti, the former site of Ypsilanti High School, are concerned they may have to leave their homes.  A regulatory rent control agreement that has provided affordable housing for them is expected to expire on August 31st.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been following this story and brings us this special feature.  


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New teachers will get different retirement options than current school employees under a bill sent to Governor Rick Snyder.


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Political intrigue is being blamed for the collapse of a deal for the state to offer big tax breaks to employers who bring a lot of jobs to Michigan.


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State spending plans are moving swiftly through the legislature.  A number were voted on last week, many of them with deep cuts from what the governor asked for.  


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Top lawmakers in the state Legislature have reached a tentative agreement with Governor Rick Snyder about changes to the state’s teacher retirement system.


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There’s no end yet to the standoff between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders that’s delayed wrapping up the state budget.  But they are talking again. 


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Governor Rick Snyder is pushing for quick approval of a controversial tax break to help lure large employers to the state. 


Donations Rise While Legislation Passes

Jun 1, 2017
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Some businesses are set to get millions of dollars in tax incentives -- if Governor Snyder signs a package of bills.  Around the time those bills were going through the legislature, business groups were giving big political action committee donations to some key lawmakers.


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Governor Rick Snyder spoke out against a toxic political culture that he says it’s getting in the way of practical problem-solving.

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Controversial legislation surrounding license plate fundraising is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.


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A showdown is brewing in Lansing over the fate of teacher retirements.  


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Controversial legislation on state regulatory rules is making its way through the legislature. 


E-Cig Regulations Back On The Table In Lansing

May 15, 2017
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A battle is brewing in Lansing between some lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder’s office.  


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There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for.


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