Rick Snyder

State Capitol - file photo
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The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says the current debate among Republicans in the Legislature boils down to “Which services are going to get cut? By how much? In order to do what?”

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget to leave room for priorities of Republican lawmakers. Some of the biggest reductions are in health and human services, and corrections. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder plans to take executive action on tougher standards for lead in drinking water in the face of foot-dragging by the Legislature.

File photo of Governor Rick Snyder signing criminal justice reform bills into law during event in Kalamazoo

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation into law designed to reform Michigan’s criminal justice system.


(MPRN-Lansing) Some state lawmakers got an early peek at Governor Rick Snyder’s new lead rules that are supposed to be rolled out this week. A top state environmental official shared some details in testimony before a state House budget subcommittee.