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A state elections board has rejected petitions filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan.  The next step appears to be a court battle over the time limits set by the state to gather petition signatures. 


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The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


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The state Elections Bureau says the petition drive to legalize marijuana in Michigan has failed to gather enough signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. 


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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of potential US Supreme Court nominees with two names from Michigan. 

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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.8%. 


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There’s less money than expected for Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to put together the next state budget.  There’s also a shortfall in the current fiscal year.  


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Governor Rick Snyder now says it’s possible he deleted some e-mails related to Flint, even though he earlier told a congressional committee that he had not. 


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The legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis wrapped up hearings Tuesday without hearing from Governor Rick Snyder, his senior aides, or former emergency managers who were in charge of the city at the outset of the debacle.


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President Obama flew from Washington to Flint Wednesday to meet with families affected by the city’s drinking water crisis, to check in on relief efforts, and to reassure residents that their problems are fixable, even if it’s not right away.


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A Democrat on the legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis says Governor Rick Snyder and former state-appointed emergency managers should be called in to testify.  


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Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.


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Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder.  Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis


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Two prisons would close under a plan adopted by a state Senate budget subcommittee


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The mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin made a stop in Lansing yesterday to meet with state environmental officials.  It’s part of an effort to win support for his city’s request for a large water diversion from Lake Michigan. 


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The Legislature returns to Lansing this week following a two-week spring break.  Big issues facing lawmakers include the Flint water crisis and a Detroit Public Schools bailout. 


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The Washtenaw County Democratic Party approved a resolution that supports the recall of Governor Rick Snyder.  


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State Senator Virgil Smith has submitted his resignation from the Legislature as he begins a 10-month jail sentence


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The state Senate has approved a more-than $700 million plan for a financial bailout of the Detroit school system. 


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A joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis has been told state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules. 


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The next phase of Governor Rick Snyder’s plans for Flint include enforcing drinking water standards that are stricter than federal requirements. 


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State lawmakers will spend the early part of this week digging into the Flint water crisis.

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Someone should resign.  That was the message delivered Thursday by members of a congressional oversight panel looking into the drinking water crisis in Flint. 


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The charge has been leveled that state and federal officials put salvaging their careers ahead of making sure kids in Flint had safe drinking water. 


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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.  


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


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