state government

11:30 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New Michigan Laws on Medicaid Expansion, Abortion Insurance Take Effect Friday

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Laws designed to address blight and allow "bring your own wine" at restaurants with liquor licenses also go on the books
LANSING, MI -- More than a dozen new laws are set to take effect this week in Michigan, impacting everything from abortion insurance to wine. The measures were approved by the Legislature last year with either a set date for implementation or without immediate effect, making them the law of the land 91 days after the final session of 2013.
Michigan Economy
8:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Lt. Governor Brian Calley Says State Has Better Climate for Job Growth

Brian Calley
Credit State of Michigan website

Interview with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley


A roundtable discussion on jobs and the economy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Kalamazoo. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will participate in that discussion. 

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7:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Pshcholka, Nesbitt Among Republicans Who Could Run State House Speaker

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Current House Speaker Jase Bolger can't run for re-election because of term limits
A lot of things have to happen before Michigan's next Speaker of the House of Representatives is chosen, but some politicians, including Rep. Al Pscholka, are eyeing the leadership spot - albeit from a distance.
9:19 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215-Million for Road Repair, Construction

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Money will be split between road agencies hit hard by winter and road construction projects around state
LANSING, MI -- A compromise supplemental spending plan advancing through the Michigan Legislature includes $100 million to help state and local road agencies fill potholes this spring and another $115 million for infrastructure construction projects. The deal, finalized late Tuesday after negotiations between the House, Senate and governor's office, was approved around noon Wednesday by a six-member conference committee.
7:49 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

House Approves Bill Making it Easier for Phone Companies to Drop Landline Service

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Senate must agree to changes before the bill can go to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature
Supporters say the change is needed to allow them to invest in more modern means of communication as droves of customers abandon their landline plans, but AARP Michigan and others are concerned residents will be left without reliable access to phone, medical alert and alarm services.