state government

1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Start Date for Medicaid Expansion in Michigan Still Unclear

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Community Health Director says sign up won't start until program and technology are in place
Michigan stands alone in that its legislature decided late last year to expand Medicaid, but delayed the start until spring.
7:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

State May Pay for Pothole Damage, but Rules are Strict

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Pothole must be on a state trucking line, such as an interstate highway
The Michigan Department of Transportation has a claims process for people suffering from pothole-related car repairs, but there are some strict restrictions, leaving few drivers eligible for payments because of how quickly potholes develop.
6:28 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Senate Considering $100-million to Repair Roads Damaged by Winter

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Money would come from a $115-million reserve fund set aside for road projects
The state Senate is considering a proposal to inject $100 million immediately into local and state roads to help deal with an especially brutal winter. The Senate Appropriations committee got the road rescue ball rolling Tuesday morning, offering an amendment to a supplemental budget bill that would put $100 million into state, county, township and village road funds.
2:04 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Bill Would Let Landlords Prohibit Use of Medical Marijuana on Property

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Voters approved a law in 2008 that allows patients to keep up to 12 plants for personal use
LANSING, MI -- Michigan landlords could prohibit the use, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana on private property under a new proposal up for debate this week in the Legislature. Senate Bill 783, sponsored by Sens. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) and James Marleau (R-Lake Orion), would make it illegal to possess or use medical marijuana on private property if the owner prohibits it.
7:19 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Michigan Corrections Director Says Human Error Led to Prisoner Escape

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Two employees at Ionia Prison have been suspended after Michael Elliot's escape earlier this month
LANSING - Human error -- not budget cuts, lack of staffing of gun towers, or reduced perimeter patrols -- was behind the Feb. 2 escape of a convicted killer from Ionia Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns told lawmakers today.