State Government

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is considering its next move after a judge blocked a state takeover of four academically struggling elementary schools in the East Detroit district. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s top water officials say there’s at least one compelling reason to approve Waukesha-Wisconsin’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan. And that is the city’s already doing it. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is suspending his administration’s internal inquiry into the state’s handling of the Flint water crisis. That’s at the request of Attorney General Bill Schuette and other law enforcement officials who say it’s jeopardizing their criminal investigations. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee could vote Tuesday on a bill to create a crime of “aggressive panhandling.” The bill would replace state and local anti-begging laws that have been struck down as violations of free speech rights. 


(MPRN-Lansing) An annual report from the state Supreme Court says specialty courts that focus on veterans, people with mental illnesses, and those with substance abuse problems are reducing re-offense rates, and saving taxpayers money.