SW Michigan

State of the State Address
7:46 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

State of the State Address on Tuesday

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Governor Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address Tuesday at the Capitol in Lansing. 

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State of the Union Address
7:38 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Peters Says State of Union Speech Will Set Stage for 2016 Elections

Credit WMUK

Michigan’s new U.S. Senator says President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will kick off discussions that will shape next year’s elections. 

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E-cigarettes
8:41 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Next Step Not Clear for "E-Cigarette" Legislation

Credit WMUK

It’s unclear if lawmakers will develop new legislation to regulate e-cigarettes in Michigan. Governor Snyder voted a bill on Friday that would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. 

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Michigan Budget
8:38 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Lawmakers Prepare to Address Budget Shortfall

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) - Economists are predicting a revenue shortfall of about $330 million in the current state budget. They say the main reason is business tax credits that were claimed late last year. 

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6:23 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Snyder to Focus on Those in Need in State of State Address

Governor says he wants a "more holistic" approach providing services to families and children
How the state delivers services to the most vulnerable Michiganders will be a key component of Gov. Rick Snyder's fifth State of the State address on Tuesday. He's given hints over the last few weeks that he'd like to streamline many services offered to poor, unemployed and disenfranchised residents.

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