State Government

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker has quit his job and agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal. This creates the first vacancy of this session of the Legislature. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is going after Michigan’s mountain of unfunded retiree liabilities. He created a task force to look into, “responsible retirement reform.” 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The so-called “tampon tax” has got to go. That’s the message of lawmakers in both chambers of the state Legislature. Democrats and a couple Republicans are teaming up to get rid of Michigan’s use tax and sales tax on feminine hygiene products. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan and Louisiana are the only two states that don’t apply their public records laws to the legislature and the governor’s office. A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers have rolled out bills to change that. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers are considering a repeal of a law that allows the state to shut down low-performing schools. The so-called “failing schools law” determines Michigan’s worst-performing schools based on their test scores. 

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