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31 cases of double voting found in 2016 election

Michigan Elections Director Chris Thomas says there a small number of double ballots cast by voters in 2016.

Michigan Elections Director Chris Thomas says there a small number of double ballots cast by voters in 2016.

Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election. The cases are being referred to the state Attorney General’s office for possible criminal action.
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Schuette challenging Lake Michigan water withdrawal request

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State Attorney General Bill Schuette has sent a letter to Great Lakes governors challenging a proposal to allow the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to withdraw water from Lake Michigan.

The state attorney general has no formal role in approving or disapproving the request for a pipeline to Lake Michigan that would withdraw millions of gallons of water to replace the city’s contaminated water supply. Continue reading

Liberal group says AG wants to overcharge for records

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A liberal organization says Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office is attempting to block an inquiry by trying to overcharge for public records. Progress Michigan says the attorney general’s office is asking for more than $19,000 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request. It’s for communications between AG office employees and lobbyists.

Lonnie Scott of Progress Michigan said that’s excessive. Continue reading

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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Schuette announces re-election bid

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.

In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.

“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”

Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.

“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”

Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.

He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.

A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.

A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.

Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.

Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.