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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic. The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A new program to help people with disabilities launched Tuesday. The Mi – ABLE program gives people with disabilities a savings account with benefits like investment and tax incentives. 


(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students. Under the legislation, teachers could still restrain and seclude special needs students in emergency situations. 


Governor Rick Snyder is downplaying the possibility of taking a cabinet position if a Republican wins the White House next year. 

(MPRN-Lansing) The sale or possession of powdered alcohol will soon be outlawed in Michigan, with exceptions for hospitals and researchers at universities.