Category Archives: State Government

Court ruling on Obamacare tax breaks has no immediate effect in Michigan

HealthcareAn appeals court ruling today (Tue.) out of Washington DC could jeopardize tax subsidies that help nearly 240,000 Michiganders buy health coverage under Obamacare.
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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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Support grows across the state for workplace equality

GLB4_Horizontal4color-web-versionSupport continues to grow across the state for sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the workplace. Read more

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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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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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DEQ wraps up hearings on “fracking” rules

A member of the public sports a "No Fracking" sticker on her clothes as she testifies before a panel of environmental regulators.

A member of the public sports a “No Fracking” sticker on her clothes as she testifies before a panel of environmental regulators.

State environmental regulators will put the finishing touches on new rules regarding “fracking” now that public hearings have wrapped up. They expect to have the new rules adopted by the end of the year. But the state’s rules may not be the final word on the controversial drilling process

“Fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits.
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Future of medical marijuana bills uncertain after clearing state Senate panel

11602888-medical-marijuana-stampTwo bills that would ease restrictions on medical marijuana in Michigan are one step closer to becoming law, a state Senate panel approved the legislation today (Wed.).
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State lawmakers to talk cash-strapped schools, marijuana, traffic fines

Michigan Capital Building

Michigan Capital Building

The state Legislature returns briefly from its summer break Wednesday for its only scheduled session day in July.
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Schauer talks oil spill scenario, road funding, and retiree taxes on statewide call-in

The Michigan Capital Building, courtesy wikipedia user Nikopoley.

The Michigan Capital Building, courtesy wikipedia user Nikopoley.

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer has vowed to not let “one drop” of oil spill in the Great Lakes if he’s elected.
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