Author Archives: Jake Neher

State Senator ready to revisit creating state-run health exchange

health-screeningThere could be another push in Lansing to set up a state-run website to purchase insurance through the federal healthcare law, one state Senator says he’s ready to revisit the idea.
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Pro-wolf hunt petition headed to the state Legislature

WolfA petition that would allow future wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula is headed to the state Legislature. The initiative would allow them regardless of how two anti-wolf hunting referendums turn out.
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$10.10/hour minimum wage petition shot down by state elections board

moneyA state elections board has rejected a petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
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Pro-Gaza protesters rally at state Capitol

Pro-Palestinian protesters held signs decrying Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters held signs decrying Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are holding events across Michigan to offer their perspectives on the conflict in Gaza.
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Snyder: Pensioner approval of grand bargain sets Detroit up for faster recovery

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder is praising Detroit pensioners for approving the city’s bankruptcy restructuring plan.
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Henry Paulson tells Michigan to seek out Chinese investment

Paulson and Gov. Rick Snyder speak to reporters Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Paulson and Gov. Rick Snyder speak to reporters Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says foreign investment and immigration will be critical to turning around Michigan’s economy.
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Top state House Dem: Road solution not likely before November election

State House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills)

State House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills)

The top Democrat in the state House says a road funding solution will probably have to wait until after the November election.

State House Minority Leader Tim Greimel says too many lawmakers are not willing to make the tough vote until they’re past their reelection bids. That’s because boosting infrastructure spending by more than a billion dollars a year would likely mean raising taxes to pay for it.
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State could become more transparent about infection rates at hospitals

hospital roomThe state’s top health official says Michigan could be more transparent about how many people get infections while at hospitals.
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AG Schuette won’t give details on his opposition to medical marijuana bills

marijuanaThe state attorney general is not saying why he opposes bills that would ease restrictions on medical marijuana in Michigan. Some top lawmakers are now urging Bill Schuette to detail his concerns.
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State attorney general’s office unveils law guides for vets and military personnel

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette introduces new legal guides for veterans and military families Thursday in Detroit.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette introduces new legal guides for veterans and military families Thursday in Detroit.

Michigan veterans and active duty military families now have new resources to help handle legal issues. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette released two new legal guides Thursday.
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