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Michigan is a step closer to letting eligible voters register online. The state House passed legislation Wednesday.


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The speaker of the state House won’t support a proposal aimed at electing presidents based on the national popular vote.


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Healthy Michigan means better credit for Michigan’s low-income residents. That’s according to a new study on the state’s Medicaid expansion released Monday. It found that people on the plan improved their financial health since getting the insurance coverage.

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Governor Rick Snyder has put together a team he says will help fix the state Child Protective Services program. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports this comes after a state audit revealed C-P-S failed to follow a plethora of state requirements.


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The state Legislature is back this week and Democrats want to see action on protecting people from chemicals in groundwater. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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State lawmakers return to the Capitol this week – and the big question is whether they will pass a pair of ballot initiatives. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports with the current political gamesmanship, Democrats could actually vote against an increase in the state’s minimum wage.


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The state plans to fight a lawsuit filed in federal court by a group of Michigan college students. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the students say a law discriminates against young voters.


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There’s only a couple weeks left before the state needs to have all the language ready for the November ballot.

But Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports there are still several ballot proposals that haven’t been finalized.


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A group supported by Michigan businesses wants the state Supreme Court to take a look at a ballot initiative. It would increase the state’s minimum wage.  

Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports wednesday a lower court said the measure has to go to the ballot.     


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Michigan State University has named a search committee to find a new president. 


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Michigan hasn’t prioritized public health – and now it’s paying for it. That’s according to a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a non-profit public affairs research organization.     


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Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary. If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.


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Larry Nassar’s attempt to have a new judge consider his appeal in Ingham County has been denied. Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.    

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A billionaire took his fight to impeach President Donald Trump to Lansing Monday. This time with a slightly new message.


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Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The plants are expected to create more than 250 new jobs. 

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