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4:54 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

State Appoints Oil, Gas Pipeline Task Force

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One of the task force’s first jobs will be to review Enbridge’s response to an inquiry about the company’s Strait of Mackinac pipeline. Among other things the state wants to know how Enbridge has prepared for any leaks at the site.
LANSING -- Multiple state departments are coming together to keep an eye on oil and gas pipelines across Michigan. Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will head up the new Great Lakes Petroleum Pipeline Task Force, their offices announced in a joint statement Thursday.
4:16 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Benton Harbor to Return to Local Control

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Benton Harbor’s financial emergency has ended according to emergency manager Tony Saunders.
LANSING, MI -- Benton Harbor's long financial emergency is finally over. That's according to Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II, who issued what he expects to be his final order on Friday. Saunders notified Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder of the pending action on Thursday and recommended state appointment of a transition advisory board to oversee the return to local control.
2:13 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Sixty Percent of Michiganders Support Raising Minimum Wage

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Labor and civil rights groups are gathering signatures to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour.
LANSING, MI -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land lead their likely general election opponents in a new statewide poll, but a minimum wage hike proposal supported by top Democrats also fared well.
3:43 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Obama Signs Farm Bill at MSU

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Before the signing, President Obama had lunch with Detroit mayor Mike Duggan to discuss the city's bankruptcy.
EAST LANSING - President Barack Obama is headed to Michigan State University today, where he'll sign the farm bill and talk about its importance to the nation's economy. Obama likely picked MSU as the location for his bill signing because of Michigan Democratic Sen.
3:47 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

State spent $200,000 to keep wolves off of one farm

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it did not initiate the state’s first wolf hunt largely because of one farmer’s problems, but recent data suggests otherwise.
(Note: Search this database for attacks by wolves and compensation paid.) Taxpayers have footed the bill for more than $200,000 to assist a single controversial cattle farmer against wolf attacks, newly obtained documents by MLive.com show.

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