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(MPRN-Lansing)  Some state lawmakers want to end the practice of allowing police agencies to seize and hold onto cash, cars, and other assets that they think might have played a role in illegal activity. State law allows police departments to keep seized assets even if a suspect is never charged or convicted of a crime. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing)  The interim president of Michigan State University has instructed faculty and other school employees to cooperate with investigations of sexual abuse. Former governor John Engler says that includes preserving possible evidence. 

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LGBT rights groups are blasting Governor Rick Snyder’s appointment of an anti-gay minister to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, but the governor is standing by the appointment.

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has called for an assessment on water bills to help pay for fixing pipes and other infrastructure. A plan rolled out Thursday would add a dollar every year to most water bills for five years. 

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(MPRN-South Haven) Governor Rick Snyder says a new shipping lock in Joliet, Illinois is needed to stop Asian carp from making their way from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes. But, Snyder says it’s taking too long to get the project started.  

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