Michigan budget

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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The latest version of changes to the state’s teacher retirement plan passed through committees Wednesday. 

Republican Lawmakers, Governor Make Budget Deal

Jun 14, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A deal for the state’s budget and teacher retirement has been made. Top Republican lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder have been in a stalemate over what to do with the teacher’s retirement plan. But now a deal is in place. 

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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State Senator Margaret O’Brien says female genital mutilation is horrific, and she says there is never a medical reason for it. The Kalamazoo County Republican is one of the sponsors of a package of bills to make female genital mutilation a state crime.


State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State spending plans are moving swiftly through the legislature. A number were voted on last week, many of them with deep cuts from what the governor asked for.  

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Top lawmakers in the state Legislature have reached a tentative agreement with Governor Rick Snyder about changes to the state’s teacher retirement system. 

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