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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan needs more asbestos inspectors but doesn’t have the funding to pay for them, according to the Legislature’s Auditor General. 

8th graders work on a math assignment at Covert Public Schools
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education deadlocked along party lines Tuesday on a model student code of conduct. The major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) More petition campaigns are looking to begin collecting signatures as they take aim at the 2018 ballot. One of the campaigns seeks to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to 12 dollars an hour. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Uncertainty in Washington about the future of the Affordable Care Act is leaving many Michigan consumers in the dark on how much they will paying for health coverage next year. 

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A judge says the state cannot reimburse private and parochial schools for any expenses, even if they’re the result of state mandates. The judge was responding to a legal challenge to the state budget. 

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