SW Michigan

9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Senate Leader Calls for Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

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Bill would set a new wholesale tax on regular and diesel fuel
LANSING - A Senate committee is expected to report out as many as five bills today as part of a beefed-up roads-funding package aimed at boosting a $450-million effort passed by the state House to one that could put another $1.2 billion or more annually toward fixing and maintaining Michigan's roads and bridges.
8:48 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Former Meijer Attorney Cleared of Wrong Doing in Northern Michigan Election Case

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Case against Timothy Stoepker dismissed by Attorney Discipline Board
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Accusations that have haunted Timothy Stoepker for eight years may finally be over. Stoepker, the attorney at the center of Meijer's high-profile Northern Michigan campaign finance scandal, has been cleared of wrongdoing by an attorney ethics panel.
1:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Funding to settle Detroit Bankruptcy Moves to House Floor

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The state Would dedicated $195-million to Detroit and create a panel to over the city's finances
LANSING, MI -- Michigan is one step closer to consummating a " grand bargain" designed to facilitate Detroit's exit from bankruptcy, minimize pension cuts for retirees and protect prized works at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
1:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Report Finds Racial Disparity in Michigan's Foster Care System

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Report uses Department of Human Services data from 2013
Michigan's minority children are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to age out of the foster care system without being adopted or returned to their families, a new report shows.
12:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Fund for Catastrophic Claims is Exempt From Open Records Law

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The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association has come under greater scrutiny as lawmakers debate changing state's insurance system
LANSING - The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is not subject to state open records law, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. A three-judge panel found that the MCCA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

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