state government

8:21 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

New Budget Agreements Include More Money for Higher Education, Public Safety

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New spending targets reflect revenue projections showing less money than originally expected for the state
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Legislature is running out of time to secure long-term funding for crumbling roads and complete budgets for the upcoming fiscal year by their self-imposed deadline of early June.
3:40 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

MI House OK's "Smurf" Bills

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The bills were sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton).
LANSING, MI - A pair of bills aiming to target people who buy ingredients for methamphetamine cooks was approved Thursday by the Michigan House of Representatives. These meth suppliers, known as "smurfs," purchase small amounts of pseudoephedrine and sell them to meth producers.
6:44 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Says Tuition at Michigan Universities is Too Expensive

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Snyder says looking at ways to cuts costs, financial aid and dual enrollment are ways to help with costs
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has a son who just finished graduate school at the University of Michigan a few weeks ago, and a daughter who will graduate from high school next week and start her undergraduate career at the same university in the fall.
7:16 am
Wed June 4, 2014

State Supreme Court Says Commutation of Sentence Can't Be Revoked

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Then Governor Jennifer Granholm commuted sentence, but rescinded order after meeting with victim's family
Lansing The Michigan Supreme Court says governors cannot reduce a prisoners sentence and then change their mind, a ground-breaking decision that reverses one of Jennifer Granholms last acts before she left office. Granholm in 2010 commuted the life sentence of Matthew Makowski, making him eligible for parole after more than 20 years in prison.
6:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Legislature Could Deal With Road Funding Issue Before Summer Recess

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If deal is approved it could fall between House legislation, and more expensive Senate package
LANSING - Tuesday's passage of the Detroit bankruptcy bills in the Michigan Senate puts the spotlight back on fixing roads as the No. 1 issue for the Legislature to deal with before it breaks for the summer. The House has passed a package of bills that propose to raise about $450 million a year to fix crumbling roads and bridges.