state government

7:25 am
Thu May 22, 2014

State House Committee Could Vote on Minimum Wage Bill Thursday

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The Senate bill would increase state minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 by 2017
LANSING - A House committee will make changes to a Senate bill to hike Michigan's minimum wage to $9.20 an hour and may vote on the amended bill Thursday, the chairman of the Government Operations Committee said following a hearing Wednesday.
9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Senate Leader Calls for Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

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Bill would set a new wholesale tax on regular and diesel fuel
LANSING - A Senate committee is expected to report out as many as five bills today as part of a beefed-up roads-funding package aimed at boosting a $450-million effort passed by the state House to one that could put another $1.2 billion or more annually toward fixing and maintaining Michigan's roads and bridges.
1:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Funding to settle Detroit Bankruptcy Moves to House Floor

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The state Would dedicated $195-million to Detroit and create a panel to over the city's finances
LANSING, MI -- Michigan is one step closer to consummating a " grand bargain" designed to facilitate Detroit's exit from bankruptcy, minimize pension cuts for retirees and protect prized works at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
1:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Report Finds Racial Disparity in Michigan's Foster Care System

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Report uses Department of Human Services data from 2013
Michigan's minority children are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to age out of the foster care system without being adopted or returned to their families, a new report shows.
12:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Fund for Catastrophic Claims is Exempt From Open Records Law

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The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association has come under greater scrutiny as lawmakers debate changing state's insurance system
LANSING - The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is not subject to state open records law, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. A three-judge panel found that the MCCA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.