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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is boosting the position of Michigan chief medical executive to his official inner circle. The governor says he wants to streamline how critical public health information reaches him. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation on child restraint in classrooms passed through a House committee Thursday. The legislation would prevent teachers from restraining or isolating a student except as a last resort in an emergency situation. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Flint could name its own experts to oversee the response to the city’s drinking water crisis under a bill just sent to the state Senate floor. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) There will be new rules soon in Michigan governing how medical marijuana is grown, shared, and sold. Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills sent to his desk that add certainty to the medical marijuana law adopted by voters in 2008. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers need to be more transparent. That was the message sent by the House Wednesday when it approved bills to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

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