state government

Medicaid expansion
2:23 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Snyder makes pitch for Medicaid expansion in West Michigan

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR


Governor Snyder made a stop Wednesday morning at Pennock Hospital in Hastings before heading on to the Family Health Center in Battle Creek. 

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Medicaid expansion
8:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Medicaid expansion stalled in state Senate

State Capitol - File photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

Update: The Senate has adjourned without a vote on Medicaid expansion (MLive story)

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Michigan redistricting
1:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

McCann proposes changing how Michigan draws legislative districts

State Rep. Sean McCann D-Kalamazoo speaking at a news conference Thursday morning
Credit WMUK


A Kalamazoo State Representative is proposing changes to how Michigan’s boundaries are drawn for Congressional and state legislative districts. WMUK’s Gordon Evans reports. 

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Michigan budget
9:24 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Michigan Senate approves budget for next fiscal year

State capitol file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR


The Michigan Senate approved a budget on Wednesday for the state's next fiscal year. 

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1:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Michigan abortion opponents circulate petitions

Lead in text: 
If approved, the proposed law would not allow women to get abortion riders on their insurance policies after they become pregnant.
LANSING - Abortion opponents will embark on a petition drive to ensure that Michigan residents have to buy an optional rider on their health insurance to cover abortions. And unlike most petition drives, if they get at least 258,088 valid signatures, and the Legislature approves the issue, it will become law without a signature from Gov.