State Government

Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans Home

Dec 15, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. State lawmakers OK’d a bill Wednesday that says the new home can go in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. If the state still can’t find a place within 45 days, then it can look in the greater southeast Michigan area. 

Romney Office Building in Lansing
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state starts accepting applications Friday for medical marijuana licenses. 

Opioid Bills Headed To The Govenror's Desk

Dec 14, 2017
Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The governor has a stack of bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis headed to his desk. Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday. 

$23.2-Million Could Go Toward PFAS Contamination

Dec 14, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Money might be on the way to help fight perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in Michigan. PFAS is a family of chemicals that’s been discovered in groundwater in 14 communities, and 28 sites, across the state. 

Democrats Try Again To Repeal Right To Work Law

Dec 13, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Democratic lawmakers are trying once again to repeal the state’s “Right to Work” law. 

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