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(MPRN-Lansing) A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits, and for suspects to face prosecution. It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

An adult testifying in court in a criminal case cannot bring an emotional support animal to the stand, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released on Friday.

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Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon delivered her first public comments since resigning in January under the hot lights of a US Senate hearing room. Simon and two former officials of USA Gymnastics faced an intense grilling Tuesday by a Senate subcommittee.


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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has approved six-month ban on ships dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac. It’s a response to a mishap in April that caused a mineral oil spill and damage to Enbridge Line 5. 

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