state government

2:04 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Emergency Manager Says he Wants Detroit Bankruptcy Settled by October 15th

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Orr's time as Detroit's Emergency Manager could end weeks before that date
Detroit — Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified Thursday during a court hearing that he wants to get Michigan’s largest city out of bankruptcy court by Oct. 15.Orr, who has not previously set a target date for exiting bankruptcy, made the comment during testimony on his third attempt to settle a troubled pension-related debt.
7:23 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Launches

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State officials say website has been tested to avoid technical glitches
LANSING - Enrollment begins today for Michigan's expanded Medicaid program. State officials say they're ready to handle a "large number of people" applying for the health insurance program that's available to some 477,000 low-income Michiganders. The plan, called Healthy Michigan, is expected to cover 320,000 people in the first year.
12:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Thousands of Kalamazoo Area Residents Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Program

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Estimates are that more than 400,000 people statewide will be eligible, including 12,000 to 15,000 in Kalamazoo County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Megan Dooley wants health insurance, but she wasn't looking forward to signing up for Obamacare. A 28-year-old musician who also works at The Union restaurant, Dooley earns less than $16,000 and can't afford another bill. But last week, Dooley found out that she's very likely eligible for Healthy Michigan, the state's Medicaid expansion program, which starts enrollment on Tuesday, April 1.
7:36 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Meningitis Victims Criticize Schuette

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Attorney General's office defends investigation
HOWELL - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called himself the "voice" for victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak last week when he visited Livingston County. Some patients, however, say it isn't so. "As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't done anything," said outbreak patient Jona Angst of Brighton.
8:33 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Still in Limbo in Michigan, Despite Federal Ruling

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Ruling that Michigan's ban on Same-Sex Marriage is unconstitutional is under appeal and has been stayed
For Grace and Jess Wojcik, one of more than 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend, matters that most couples take for granted such as Social Security benefits and certain tax exemptions suddenly became available on Friday when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decided they were entitled to federal benefits.