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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s top water officials say there’s at least one compelling reason to approve Waukesha-Wisconsin’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan. And that is the city’s already doing it. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is suspending his administration’s internal inquiry into the state’s handling of the Flint water crisis. That’s at the request of Attorney General Bill Schuette and other law enforcement officials who say it’s jeopardizing their criminal investigations. 

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(MPRN-Lansing)  A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee has adopted a bill with new restrictions on panhandling. The legislation would replace state and local anti-panhandling laws that have been struck down by federal courts for violating free speech rights. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee could vote Tuesday on a bill to create a crime of “aggressive panhandling.” The bill would replace state and local anti-begging laws that have been struck down as violations of free speech rights. 

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