"WASHINGTON — With less than a month to go until the beginning of the presidential nominating season, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that, come the first week of March, Michigan will again be hotly contested ground for Republicans wanting to be president." (Detroit Free Press)

(MPRN-Lansing) It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system. 

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U.S. Justice Action Network Executive Director Holly Harris says lawmakers shouldn’t fear criminal justice reform. “If I’m a politician I’d be concerned about not voting for these reforms.” 

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The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says the Flint water crisis will be part of the history of the Snyder administration, and will be part of “the context in which it’s judged.” 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law.