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Michigan’s Congressional delegation and Senators responded via statements and Twitter to a four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s probe released by Attorney General William Barr.

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The state of Michigan has promised to make sure adoption and foster agencies that receive state money do not discriminate against same sex couples. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.

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The Michigan attorney general's office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians.

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The head of Michigan’s marijuana program says he intends to watch and learn as the state figures out the rules for future sales of recreational marijuana. We have more from capital correspondent Rick Pluta.

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A lawsuit against former Attorney General Bill Schuette will be decided by the highest court in Michigan. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

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Legislation advancing in Michigan would let librarians administer the drug naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.

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John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president's availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal.

Two Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in Michigan a year before the state's primary.

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Lawmakers and advocates across the political spectrum are joining together to propose changes to Michigan's cash bail system, which is under criticism for allowing low-income defendants to be jailed when they cannot afford to post bond.

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President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has announced he's holding a rally in Michigan at the end of the month.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan’s new secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, has released details of her personal finances. But, as Capital Correspondent Rick Pluta explains, she says this sort of disclosure should be required of all state elected officials.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is voluntarily disclosing her personal financial information while calling on the Legislature to make such disclosures mandatory.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Wednesday delayed construction of a new $115 million state psychiatric hospital in Michigan's Thumb region, citing staffing shortages and other concerns months after the groundbreaking.

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Some Michigan prison inmates who are serving sentences of life without parole could be released to nursing homes under bills approved Tuesday by the Michigan House of Representatives. Capitol Correspondent Rick Pluta reported.

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The governor’s office and the Legislature could soon be covered by open records rules similar to those that must be followed by state agencies and local governments. Capitol Correspondent Rick Pluta reported.