State Government

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and local officials will try again this year to shut down a tax break that’s allowed big box stores to cut their property taxes. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to end Daylight Savings Time in Michigan is scheduled to get a hearing this week. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Thursday was Freedom of Information Day. To celebrate, the state House unanimously passed a package of bills meant to increase transparency in state government. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Some state lawmakers got an early peek at Governor Rick Snyder’s new lead rules that are supposed to be rolled out this week. A top state environmental official shared some details in testimony before a state House budget subcommittee.

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) It’s Sunshine Week – a time of year when issues of transparency and open government are put front and center. Democrats in the state House and Senate celebrated the week Tuesday by announcing a package of bills they say will make Michigan government more transparent and accountable. 

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