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(MPRN-Lansing) A federal judge has approved a settlement to end litigation over a state law that stopped local officials from talking about ballot questions. 

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If you took a selfie at your polling place on Tuesday, you probably broke the law. Unless you’re a member of the media, The Michigan Secretary of State’s office doesn’t allow cameras of any kind at open voting sites. A new bill, introduced by East Lansing representative Sam Singh this week, aims to change that. 

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(MPRN-Grand Rapids) The state has dodged a bullet when it comes to implementing its new road funding plan. Kent County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Yates is ordering Hewlett-Packard to turn over computer information the state needs to implement the plan. 

"The Michigan Secretary of State is suing Hewlett-Packard for failing to upgrade the computer systems in 131 Secretary of State offices. The tech provider did not complete the $49 million upgrade by the 2010 deadline and stopped providing technical support after the contract was terminated this summer." (WDET)

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Republicans in the state Senate have put a damper on a legislative effort to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan. 

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