State Government

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is embarking on a big re-write of Michigan’s energy strategy. A state House committee opened hearings on the subject Wednesday. And a lot of the discussion focused on renewable energy. 

WMUK

(Lansing-MPRN) The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow landlords to ban tenants from smoking or growing medical marijuana in their rental units. Senate Bill 72 passed on a 34-3 vote with bipartisan support. 

Lansing — Attorney General Bill Schuette's office ordered and then withdrew three subpoenas of journalists reporting on a juvenile prisoner abuse lawsuit against the state, including one seeking a reporter's notes from interviewing inmates inside two state prisons. (Detroit News)

Gov. Snyder on "Michigan Calling"

Mar 9, 2015
MPRN

Gov. Rick Snyder says there’s no backup plan to boost road funding if voters reject a sales tax increase in May.

Snyder urged listeners to vote “yes” on the measure during an appearance on Michigan Public Radio’s statewide call-in program “Michigan Calling.”

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s bipartisan interest in the state Legislature in protecting Michiganders from having property unfairly seized by police. 

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