state government

6:24 am
Fri June 13, 2014

State Legislature Breaks for Summer Without Deal on Road Funding

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Senate Majority Leader says he'll convene summer work group on roads
LANSING, MI -- A push to fund road and bridge repairs by modifying fuel taxes crashed and burned Thursday night in the Michigan Senate, where lawmakers rejected a modest proposal one day after avoiding a vote on a larger plan to generate more than $1 billion a year.
7:23 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Legislature Approves Increase to Education Funding

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But some districts say formula will leave them with less money next school year
Lansing The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Rick Snyder a $15.7 billion spending bill for public education that includes across-the-board increases in state funding for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
6:16 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Road Repair Package Stalls in State Senate

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Thursday is last day to reach agreement before Legislature's summer break begins
LANSING — An effort to sharply hike fuel taxes to fix crumbling roads and bridges went down to a stinging defeat in the Michigan Senate late Wednesday.
6:44 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Lawmakers Scramble to Reach Road Funding Deal Before Summer Break

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Stand off between House and Senate holding up a deal on funding infrastructure repair
LANSING - Today is crunch day for Michigan lawmakers in their attempt to strike a major funding deal to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads before going home for their summer break on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, who is pushing for a major hike in the fuel tax, says he probably won't even try to move legislation Thursday unless he is able to strike a deal today.
6:31 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Michigan Senate Considers Repeal of Ban on Ticket Scalping

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Law against reselling tickets for a higher price is widely unenforced
Lansing House-passed legislation that would make ticket scalping legal in Michigan was portrayed by proponents Tuesday as an overdue change to promote consumer rights that the Senate should approve.