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(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to nix Driver Responsibility Fees is moving through the state Legislature. The fees require drivers to pay to get their driver’s license back after getting too many points on their license or committing certain driving offenses. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A free market think-tank says the use of private contractors in public schools has grown over the last decade-and-a-half. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Many states across the country cut funding for public higher education during the Great Recession. A new report shows the money hasn’t been replaced in most states – including in Michigan. 

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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says a 20% reduction in a budget of $10-billion can sound kind of abstract. But he says it helps to think about what that money is spent on in Michigan.


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State Representative Jon Hoadley says anyone who think it’s OK to discriminate against LGBT people should be disqualified from holding office in the state. The Kalamazoo Democrat says voters will have a chance to make their voice heard on the issue next year.


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