Michigan Legislature

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(MPRN-Lansing) There are once again 110 members of the state House. A state elections board Thursday certified the results of special elections held last week to fill two vacancies. 

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(MPRN-Lansing)  The state Legislature was back in session for its first day of voting yesterday. A crowd of protestors gathered to – quote – “reject the Trump agenda.” Their issues ranged from immigration to equality to standing up to hate speech.

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The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing. Governor Rick Snyder will have a to-do list waiting. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A former state lawmaker is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to let him run for another political office despite his promise not to. Former state Senator Virgil Smith says his plea bargain was unconstitutional. 

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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.


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