SW Michigan

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7:46 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Some State Health Data Stolen

Credit WMUK

State health officials say personal data for nearly 2,600 people was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen in January. The information includes Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.

The state Department of Community Health says the breach involves some people served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office. The data on the stolen computer was encrypted but information on a flash-drive taken with it was not. It had Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers for about 1,500 people.

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7:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Report: Michigan Police Monitoring More People

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The state plans to take over and expand an existing program so police agencies can share and access information about more residents.
Police agencies throughout Michigan are increasingly compiling and sharing even the most mundane information about suspects - and everyday citizens. As budgets tighten, police are joining consortiums to manage records and reports that, in most cases, are public but time consuming to access.
SW Michigan
5:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Bolger Proposes Road Repair Funding Plan

Statehouse Speaker Jase Bolger has proposed a plan for how the state could raise badly needed road maintenance and repair funds.

Gongwer News Service reports that the greatest amount of money would come from sales and use taxes that are already in place. Bolger says those sources could yield $450 million for roads by next year.

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2:04 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Emergency Manager Says he Wants Detroit Bankruptcy Settled by October 15th

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Orr's time as Detroit's Emergency Manager could end weeks before that date
Detroit — Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified Thursday during a court hearing that he wants to get Michigan’s largest city out of bankruptcy court by Oct. 15.Orr, who has not previously set a target date for exiting bankruptcy, made the comment during testimony on his third attempt to settle a troubled pension-related debt.
11:36 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Schauer Picks Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as Running Mate

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Brown is pick to to be Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor
Oakland Clerk Lisa Brown is Mark Schauer's running mate for Michigan governor. Brown, 47, a West Bloomfield Democrat, served two terms in the state House of Representatives before winning the Oakland County Clerk's job in 2012. She is the first Democrat to hold the job.

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