Brian Calley

Lt. Governor Brian Calley
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(MPRN-Lansing) Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is moving closer to a formal announcement that he will run next year for the Republican nomination to succeed Governor Rick Snyder. 

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The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says the current debate among Republicans in the Legislature boils down to “Which services are going to get cut? By how much? In order to do what?”

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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.