State Government

State Board Of Education Deadlocked Over Gun Bills

Nov 15, 2017
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The State Board of Education can’t agree on what to do about recent gun legislation. There are four Democrats and four Republicans on the board, and there must be five “yes” votes in order for any measure to pass. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan. 

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A new face will grace the walls of the State Capitol. Governor Charles Croswell is one of the twelve so-called “missing governors.” Those are former governors that don’t have a portrait in the Capitol. 

Lawmakers Step In On School Mascot Issue

Nov 13, 2017
Supporters and opponents of the Paw Paw "Redskins" at a school board meeting in February
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in Lansing want to make schools get rid of mascots that may be considered racially insensitive. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. The $600,000 will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office. 

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