state government http://wmuk.org en Some State Health Data Stolen http://wmuk.org/post/some-state-health-data-stolen <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:46:26 +0000 Andrew Robins 13395 at http://wmuk.org Some State Health Data Stolen WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-same-sex-marriage-courts <p></p><p></p><p>Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:51:08 +0000 Gordon Evans 13155 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts Lt. Governor Brian Calley Says State Has Better Climate for Job Growth http://wmuk.org/post/lt-governor-brian-calley-says-state-has-better-climate-job-growth <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A roundtable discussion on jobs and the economy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Kalamazoo. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley&nbsp;will participate in that discussion.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:42:55 +0000 Gordon Evans 12914 at http://wmuk.org Lt. Governor Brian Calley Says State Has Better Climate for Job Growth State Budget Proposed in Political Season http://wmuk.org/post/state-budget-proposed-political-season <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.gongwer.com/programming/index.cfm?locId=1#sthash.gJl87UJx.dpbs">Gongwer News Service</a> Editor Zach Gorchow says the budget proposed by Governor Rick Snyder looks like a Democratic governor's budget in some ways.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:06:56 +0000 Gordon Evans 12165 at http://wmuk.org State Budget Proposed in Political Season Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo http://wmuk.org/post/fighting-human-trafficking-kalamazoo <p></p><p></p><p>The state is setting in motion its plan to combat human trafficking, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told an audience in Kalamazoo yesterday evening.</p><p>Earlier Thursday state lawmakers announced that they would seek changes in the way state law treats victims of sex trafficking so they’re not prosecuted for prostitution. Advocates also say they’re working hard to raise public awareness of an issue they say hides in plain sight.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:27:25 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 12049 at http://wmuk.org Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo