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Schuette asks for full appeals court review of voting decision

billlschuetteState Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking every judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a voting rights decision. It says Michigan voters will be allowed to use a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates.
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More charges filed in Flint water crisis

The investigation into Flint’s water is far from over. Attorney General Bill Schutte announced 18 new charges for six state officials Friday during a press conference.
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Schuette says appeal of voting decision in the works

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has set the stage for the next step in the fight over straight-ticket voting. A federal judge last week blocked Republican efforts to stop voters from using a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates.
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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

Snyder asks for $1.2 million to cover legal expenses

moneyGovernor Rick Snyder is asking for one-point-two million dollars to pay for outside legal counsel to help with the administration’s response to the Flint water crisis.

Ari Adler is the governor’s communications director. He says there’s a lot of requests to process – more than can be handed by state employees — from state and federal investigators, as well as plaintiffs’ attorneys. Continue reading

Advocates: Schuette spreading misinformation about parole legislation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Supporters of overhauling Michigan’s parole system are pushing back against Attorney General Bill Schuette’s claims about the bill.

Schuette says House Bill 4138 would compromise public safety by allowing violent criminals to be released from prison early.

Bill supporters say Schuette’s claims are false and that he’s spreading misinformation about the bill. 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

Gay marriage ban defenders Snyder, Schuette say they’ll respect SCOTUS decision

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette say they’ll respect and enforce today’s (Fri.) same-sex marriage ruling.
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