A state Senate panel has OK’d bills that would allow faith-based private adoption agencies that take public funds to turn away same-sex couples.

The bills come as the US Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on whether Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. A decision is expected this summer.

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Governor Rick Snyder has made some moves that indicate he is interested in running for President, but Michigan Public Radio Network Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says for now some critical things are missing from a serious bid for the White House. 

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Governor Rick Snyder is stepping up his national travel schedule. And it’s got people wondering if he’s looking toward the White House for his next job. 

House Speaker Kevin Cotter said Friday he expelled state Rep. Cindy Gamrat from the Republican caucus for a “series of incidents” of leaking confidential discussions among GOP lawmakers. Gamrat claimed Thursday she was booted from confidential closed-door House Republican caucus meetings because of a Facebook musing about the state budget during a meeting. (Detroit News)

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder, having mostly recovered from an injury that restricted his travel, is stepping up his out-of-state appearances as supporters raise money through a new nonprofit foundation to offset the associated costs. Snyder is "working aggressively to tell the Michigan story ... now that we have significant and notable accomplishments that we can discuss and point to," spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Saturday. (Detroit Free Press)