state government

6:16 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Detroit Emergency Manager to Address Legislature

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Legislation to help city settle bankruptcy is on fast track
LANSING - Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr will formally address the Michigan Legislature today as lawmakers prepare to decide whether to help the city settle its historic bankruptcy with an infusion of $194.8 million in cash and 11 bills that would allow for the contribution.
7:42 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Legislative Hearing on Cellphone Tracking Devices

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Privacy advocates have raised concerns about data collection
State Rep. Tom McMillin is holding a legislative oversight committee meeting Tuesday to discuss a secretive cellphone tracking device being used by the Oakland County Sheriffs Office. McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has invited Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union, to testify.
8:36 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

A Look at Governor Snyder's 1,100 Gifts Since Taking Office

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There is no legal requirement for Michigan's governor to disclose gifts
LANSING - A Slinky, plated with 14-karat gold, from the firm that purchased the Michigan-based maker of the iconic toy. A ceremonial shield and spear from Kenya. A box of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes with Gov. Rick Snyder's picture on it.
9:29 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Gay Rights Advocates Want Vote in 2016 if Court Case Fails

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Michigan voters approved ban on gay marriage in 2004
Gay rights advocates launched a public relations campaign today across Michigan in what they said was a fresh start to persuading Michiganders that the state's ban on gay marriage should be overturned. "Our roadmap to victory calls for work on two tracks," said Emily Dievendorf, executive director of Detroit-based Equality Michigan.
1:10 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Snyder Says Tolls Aren't Part of Plan for Roads

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Snyder says critics are reading too much into wording in one bill
Gov. Rick Snyder changed out of his Dutch costume and came to The Holland Sentinel offices in downtown Holland on Wednesday afternoon to talk about Detroit, roads and the education. He is up for re-election in November.