Rick Pluta

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured an elementary school in Flint Monday to call attention to the fact that schools have started their academic year, but they don’t know how much financial support to expect from the state.

woman at table
WKAR File Photo

An Eaton County judge may decide Tuesday whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will face a trial.  Simon is accused of lying about when she knew of Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct. 


Michigan Capitol Building
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A state grant program is trying to get internet companies interested in offering high-speed services in rural Michigan. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.

Water Faucet
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Michigan officials say they’ve reached a deal with the US Air Force to speed up action to clean up PFAS contamination at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, they acknowledge that’s just one part of dealing with the state’s PFAS problems.

Theresa Brennan
Livingston County

The Michigan Supreme Court has removed Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan from the bench. Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta tells us the court found Brennan is liable for misconduct that reflected poorly on the judicial system.