Michigan Senate

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A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate.

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President Donald Trump is endorsing John James in Michigan's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, tweeting that he rarely has seen such a "spectacular" candidate with "such great potential."

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A bill has been passed in the Michigan House and Senate that will allow the City of Lansing to charge nonresidents more than residents for use of Groesbeck Golf Course. Katie Cook reports.

 

 


Michigan motorists would have to allow 3 feet of clearance while passing a bike on the road under legislation approved by the state Senate.

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Michigan's Senate has passed a bill requiring defendants to listen to victim impact statements, diminishing the chances the man convicted of killing Rebekah Bletsch will be able to walk away from such statements during his next murder trial.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan is highlighting his military combat experience in his campaign's first TV ad.

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The Michigan Senate has approved $56.6 billion budget plan that would provide the biggest increase in base aid for lower-funded school districts in a dozen years while slightly trimming a main fund that covers other state spending, largely due to a projected drop in public assistance caseloads.

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Tensions were high on the Senate floor Thursday when a lawmaker doubled down on claims that Muslim terrorist groups are trying to infiltrate the US.


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Michigan schools could receive an additional $18.6 million for campus security initiatives this fiscal year.

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Able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan may soon have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance.

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No bans on pit bulls allowed, Michigan's Senate says.

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Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to threaten a 10 percent state funding cut for any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar sexual assault case at Michigan State.

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Michiganders should be able to register to vote online, state senators say.

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The Michigan Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a $175 million infusion into the state's roads, a 7 percent boost over existing spending and a bid by lawmakers to accelerate a two-year-old deal to improve deteriorating transportation infrastructure.

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The Michigan Senate spent $269,000 to investigate and settle sexual harassment complaints against one or more senators more than a decade ago.

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