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(MPRN-Detroit) Gov. Rick Snyder is getting some tough questions about the May ballot proposal to boost road funding at his education and economic summit this week in Detroit. The plan would raise the state’s sales tax from 6% to 7% and boost road funding by about a $1 billion a year. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) - Michigan has joined the appeal of a federal judge’s decision to restore endangered species protections to the gray wolf. Animal rights and wildlife groups challenged the de-listing in an effort to stop wolf hunting in Michigan and other Midwestern states. 

Kellogg Co. has rejected a Grain Millers union initiative to start early negotiations on the master contract that covers four cereal plants, the Battle Creek union president said Monday.

LANSING, MI - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a leading business group with deep pockets and roughly 6,700 members, announced Monday that it will remain neutral on the state's May 5 road and sales tax proposal.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The city of Kalamazoo is exploring grant opportunities to implement a national violence-reduction initiative, Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley told the Kalamazoo City Commission Monday. Group Violence Intervention, formerly called Operation Ceasefire, is the brainchild of criminologist David Kennedy.

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