Author Archives: Jake Neher

AG’s office to investigate Aramark employee accused in ‘murder-for-hire’ plot

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office will investigate a possible murder-for-hire plot involving a prison food service worker.

Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark employee of approaching an inmate of an Upper Peninsula prison about having another inmate killed.
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Snyder applauds Obama for approving flood assistance for Metro Detroit

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Gov. Rick Snyder is applauding President Obama for approving financial assistance for people affected by massive flooding in and around Detroit.

Snyder says the August floods caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. He says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can now work with individual victims to determine how much money is available to them. Read more

Snyder: Detroit, Allen Park show emergency manager system working


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Gov. Rick Snyder says the city of Allen Park’s financial emergency has been resolved and its emergency manager is leaving.

The Detroit suburb has been overseen by a state-appointed emergency manager since October of 2012. Snyder says it is another example that shows state takeovers of cash-strapped cities work.
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Insurers would be required to offer abortion insurance under Democrats’ bill

State Rep. Pam Faris, D-Clio, introduced the House version of the legislation. Supporters say only seven of Michigan’s 24 health insurers offer optional rider plans that cover abortions, and none offers them to individuals buying insurance on their own.

State Rep. Pam Faris, D-Clio, introduced the House version of the legislation. Supporters say only seven of Michigan’s 24 health insurers offer optional rider plans that cover abortions, and none offers them to individuals buying insurance on their own.

Democrats in the state Legislature want to require insurance companies to offer coverage for abortions.
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