State Government

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder gave his final budget proposal Wednesday, to mixed reviews. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle found things they did and didn’t like in Snyder’s plan for state spending in the fiscal year that starts in October. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state will end its troubled four-year experiment with using private companies for food services in prisons. 

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(MPRN-Lansing)  Some state lawmakers want to end the practice of allowing police agencies to seize and hold onto cash, cars, and other assets that they think might have played a role in illegal activity. State law allows police departments to keep seized assets even if a suspect is never charged or convicted of a crime. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has called for an assessment on water bills to help pay for fixing pipes and other infrastructure. A plan rolled out Thursday would add a dollar every year to most water bills for five years. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder wants to increase the cost of dumping waste in the state’s landfills. This is part of the governor’s proposal to improve Michigan’s environment.

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