State Government

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(MPRN-Lansing) Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate. The bills are the Legislature’s response to Michigan State University’s handling of the sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and complaints about sexual misconduct on college campuses. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s budget chief says plans are underway to fund improved school safety. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Rick Snyder that forbids local governments from adopting ordinances dealing with questions employers may ask in job interviews. It’s an effort to preempt local rules that bar asking about salary histories and criminal backgrounds. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has adopted bills that would allow prisoners in advanced stages of illness including cancer and dementia to be paroled for medical reasons. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in Lansing are trying to see movement on gun violence prevention bills. They could have an unlikely ally. 

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