SW Michigan

12:26 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Lawmakers weigh what to do with "juvenile lifers"

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Legislature and state Supreme Court consider meaning of federal court decisions
The conflicting emotions are surfacing as the Legislature struggles to pass bills to allow re-sentencing - but not immediate eligibility for parole - for Michigan's juvenile lifers, while facing a federal judge's Jan. 31 deadline to reform state sentencing policies. The bills also would permit less-than-life sentences for juveniles who commit murders in the future.
12:04 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Governor Snyder will ask for 50,000 additional visas

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Snyder says system needs overall reform
DETROIT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday some of the nation's immigration policies hurt Michigan and that he wants reform to start in Detroit. The governor plans to ask the federal government to grant 50,000 visas over five years for highly skilled immigrants who would move to Detroit.
12:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Peters raises another $1-million for U.S. Senate campaign

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Republican Terri Lynn Land raised similar amount for U.S. Senate race in last quarter of 2013
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters -- running this year as a Democrat to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring -- raised more than $1 million in the last quarter, the third straight quarter in which he has topped that mark.
7:44 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Agema skips RNC meeting

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Republican National Committeeman from Michigan says "liberal critics" want to make meeting a drawn out fight
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema has cancelled plans to attend this week's GOP meeting in Washington amidst growing calls for his resignation. "My liberal critics within the Republican Party have chosen to elevate this discussion to the RNC Meeting and make it a drawn out fight between liberals and conservatives within the party," Agema said in a statement provided to MLive.
7:15 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Governor Snyder wants $350-million in state money to protect Detroit pensions, DIA artwork

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Snyder and House Speaker Bolger say settlement will benefit entire state
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, stressing the statewide importance of a strong Detroit, confirmed Wednesday a plan to bolster retiree pensions as part of a possible settlement to speed up the city's ongoing bankruptcy case.

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