state government

7:23 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Backs Proposal for Part-Time Legislature

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Making Michigan Legislature part-time would require amending Michigan's Constitution
LANSING, MI -- Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley this weekend voiced support for a petition drive and potential ballot proposal seeking to make Michigan's Legislature a part-time affair. Calley, in an email to supporters, said he intended to vote for the proposal if it makes the ballot and noted that he, Dave Agema and Justin Amash introduced their own part-time Legislature bill when all three served in the state House in 2009.
7:18 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Snyder Side-Steps Questions on Gay Marriage at Event in New York

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Governor says he's "not spending time on the issue"
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will follow however a federal judge rules on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has never taken a public position on the issue. Snyder made the comments at a Bloomberg View forum with reporters in Manhattan on Monday.
7:16 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Many Gay Couples in Legal Limbo as Stay Issued in Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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Stay was issued on Saturday after about 300 same-sex marriages happened in four Michigan counties
They popped the champagne corks, paid the $20 marriage-license fee and said their 'I do's.' But scores of same-sex couples who married over the weekend are still left wondering: Are we really married, or not?
7:57 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Same-Sex Marriages, Then Uncertainty After Court Rulings

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Appeals Court issues stay after thousands of same-sex marriages across state
PONTIAC, MI -- It was fun while it lasted for hundreds of gay Michigan couples who got married Saturday. With a voter-approved ban against same-sex nuptials out of the way for about 24 hours, couples rushed to tie the knot in four Michigan counties where clerks held special weekend hours to issue marriage licenses.
4:20 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Could be Model

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Details are still being worked out on incentives designed to provide individual responsibility to health care expansion
Michigan's expandedMedicaid program - a unique version of the longtime federal health plan for poor people - asks beneficiaries to chip in on their medical costs. But the Healthy Michigan plan, which will go live April 1, offers incentives for healthy behaviors, too.

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