Bill Schuette

8:11 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Hotline established for bullied kids

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Tip line will be set up by Attorney General's office
In light of last week's school shooting in Arapahoe, Colo., and the one-year anniversary of the mass killings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the bill - dubbed Ok 2 Say - will be a timely safeguard for students, said Attorney General Bill Schuette.
2:29 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Michigan, federal government, to launch joint investigation into meningitis outbreak

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Michigan has been among hardest-hit states in meningitis outbreak
Detroit Michigan will join the federal government in a criminal investigation stemming from the outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 20 states and killed 19 people here. A total of 751 people nationwide have been identified with fungal meningitis or related health issues since the outbreak began last year.
8:24 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

State exempts some meningitis outbreak records from Freedom of Information Act

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Newspaper attorney says state could protect patient information by redacting names
Some state records involving the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak remain under wraps as the Michigan Department of Community Health has declared the crisis a "medical research project." The designation makes the records exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, the state argues.
12:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeal of ruling that allows domestic partner benefits for state employees

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Supreme Court did not elaborate on decision not to hear the case
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court denied a request by Attorney General Bill Schuette to overturn a Court of Appeals ruling allowing state employees to receive benefits for domestic partners. The Civil Service Commission, which has authority over policy regarding state employees, approved benefits for unrelated people living with state employees.
6:39 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Michigan Attorney General creates state commission on human trafficking

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Schuette calls it world's fastest growing criminal industry
Lansing - Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday he is creating a state commission to combat human trafficking in Michigan, starting with a report on what new laws and policies are needed. The report will go to lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder in six months, Schuette said.