Category Archives: State Government

EAA, Detroit “grand bargain,” budget on lawmakers’ to-do list before summer

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The state Senate returns this week after three weeks away from Lansing.
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Bolger: Unions will have to put up cash to help settle Detroit bankruptcy

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The state House Republican leader says he expects unions to put up cash from their bank accounts as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.
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Schauer files 27,000 signatures to get name on ballot

Former Congressman Mark Schauer

Former Congressman Mark Schauer

Democrat Mark Schauer filed 27 thousand petition signatures Friday to put his name on the August primary ballot.
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Grant money heads to City of Gaylord

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New job opportunities are in store for residents in Gaylord. Read more

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Transportation Infrastructure meeting leaves members hopeful

MABA logo BrownMichigan roads may see less agricultural traffic if transportation infrastructure plans continue to move forward. Read more

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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Campaign to repeal tax on business equipment working to win over voters

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Local government and business groups have begun a campaign to convince voters to adopt a complicated question on the August ballot. It would repeal and replace an unpopular portion of Michigan’s personal property tax (PPT), which requires companies to pay taxes on certain business equipment.
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Lisa Brown announced as Schauer’s running mate in governor’s race

Dems0403-fotoMark Schauer has made it official. He has chosen Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown to be his running mate in this year’s race for governor.
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Pointing out potholes could provide payback

DSC07421Michigan’s harshest winter in decades has helped create some of the state’s largest potholes in decades.
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Governor Snyder: State will recognize 300 same-sex marriages



Governor Rick Snyder says same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in Michigan are legal, but they cannot be officially recognized by the state.
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