state government

6:58 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Fixing roads may mean higher state sales tax

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Majority Republicans in the legislature had earlier rejected Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to raise gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees.
LANSING - Legislative leaders are getting closer to a deal that would raise $1.2 billion a year needed to fix Michigan's crumbling roads - but it could mean a hike in the state's 6% sales tax. Voters could be asked, probably next year, to support a sales tax increase.
Jase Bolger
1:05 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Bolger admits mistake, but says investigation shows he followed rules

Jase Bolger - file photo
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State House Speaker Jase Bolger says an Ingham County Judge's investigation shows he told the truth. 

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1:00 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Judge: No charges in Bolger election case

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The case involved Schmidt's switching parties in 2012 and the recruitment of a "sham" Democrat to run against him. Bolger later apologized for his role in the affair but said he didn't break the law.
LANSING - An Ingham County judge has wrapped up a grand jury investigation into an election scandal without bringing charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger or Grand Rapids State Rep. Roy Schmidt. "An indictment is not warranted," due to a lack of evidence of a crime or wrongdoing, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in an order today.
8:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Senate committee approves new Medicaid expansion bill

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Full Senate could consider competing bills to expand Medicaid
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to expand access to Medicaid health insurance inched forward in the state Senate Wednesday, but now faces two competing proposals aimed lowering the number of uninsured through private insurance plans. A state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to expand access to the Medicaid health insurance program for 400,000 low-income residents.
9:31 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State Senate committee to vote on Medicaid expansion

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Expansion passed House, but has stalled in Republican-controlled Senate
Lansing - A Senate committee is likely to vote on a Medicaid expansion bill Wednesday, after it was re-written by a Senate work group since passing in the House in June. The bill would reform Michigan's Medicaid system and expand it to all adults with incomes under 133 percent of the federal poverty line.