Rick Pluta

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(MPRN-East Lansing) Former Governor John Engler will serve as interim president of his troubled alma mater, Michigan State University. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state House Thursday adopted legislation to allow Michigan taxpayers to continue to claim the personal income tax exemption. The bill is supposed to make sure Michigan citizens don’t pay more as a result of the new federal tax law. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing) Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has yielded to demands that she step down over MSU’s handling of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Many of Larry Nassar’s victims were among those calling on Simon to quit. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder declared victory over the state’s economic hardships Tuesday night in his eighth and final State of the State address. The governor says choices made over the last seven years leave room now for more investment in schools and infrastructure. But, the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports, it’s not clear that he can win support for his plans in the Legislature.


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(MPRN-Lansing) A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution. Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot. 

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