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MLive.com
'I need you to destroy me,' former staffer testifies in Courser/Gamrat criminal caseduring the investigations, testified that she inferred there would be no crimin
'I need you to destroy me,' former staffer testifies in Courser/Gamrat criminal case
MLive.com / Posted 3 hours ago
during the investigations, testified that she inferred there would be no criminal prosecution, based on communications with Michigan House investigators. Courser testified that, during an investigation, he appeared and testified before a House... Read more
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MLive.com
Can Donald Trump win Michigan in the November election?a specific type of voter — the blue jean-wearing, working-class types often ref
Can Donald Trump win Michigan in the November election?
MLive.com / Posted 9 hours ago
a specific type of voter — the blue jean-wearing, working-class types often referred to as "Reagan Democrats." Former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson was one of the first in Michigan to publicly back Trump, announcing his support of the... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Bill Would Make Michigan State Police Send Text Alerts When Active Shooter at LargeDuring an active shooter situation -- every second that passes puts more lives
Bill Would Make Michigan State Police Send Text Alerts When Active Shooter at Large
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 11 hours ago
During an active shooter situation -- every second that passes puts more lives in danger. Now, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that would have state police send out text message alerts when there's an active shooter in the... Read more
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MLive.com
Michigan House Speaker won't testify at Courser/Gamrat hearing, judge rulesrules and used taxpayer resources inappropriately, and forward findings to poli
Michigan House Speaker won't testify at Courser/Gamrat hearing, judge rules
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
rules and used taxpayer resources inappropriately, and forward findings to police. Courser resigned from his seat in the Michigan House on Sept. 11, and House legislators voted the same day to expel Gamrat. The Michigan State Police... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Michigan Lawmakers Want Suspension, Expulsion Changesdown on suspensions and expulsions and is threatening funding cuts if they don'
Michigan Lawmakers Want Suspension, Expulsion Changes
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted yesterday
down on suspensions and expulsions and is threatening funding cuts if they don't. The School Aid Budget bill passed by the Michigan House last month says school districts need to develop a plan to reduce expulsions and suspensions past 10 days. If... Read more
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The State News
MILegalize hosts unity rally at State Capitol to support marijuana legislationof ending cannabis prohibition for many years. Recently, he introduced House Bi
MILegalize hosts unity rally at State Capitol to support marijuana legislation
The State News / Posted 2 days ago
of ending cannabis prohibition for many years. Recently, he introduced House Bill 4877 to decriminalize marijuana in the Michigan House of Representatives. “Cannabis prohibition is a huge failure,” Irwin said. It’s not working and it’s... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Michigan lawmakers take aim at school expulsions, suspensionsimpact on thousands and thousands of Michigan students. We must do better." Th
Michigan lawmakers take aim at school expulsions, suspensions
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
impact on thousands and thousands of Michigan students. We must do better." The school aid budget bill passed by the Michigan House last month says districts must develop a plan to reduce the number of kids expelled or suspended for 10 days... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Quack attack: Naturopaths and supplement companies press for naturopathic licensure in Michiganis yet another attempt by naturopaths to expand their scope of practice. Worse,
Quack attack: Naturopaths and supplement companies press for naturopathic licensure in Michigan
ScienceBlogs / Posted 2 days ago
is yet another attempt by naturopaths to expand their scope of practice. Worse, this is happening in my state through Michigan House Bill 4531, which has been approved by the Michigan Committee on Health Policy and referred to the full House... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Mich. lawmakers take aim at school expulsions, suspensionsimpact on thousands and thousands of Michigan students. We must do better." Th
Mich. lawmakers take aim at school expulsions, suspensions
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
impact on thousands and thousands of Michigan students. We must do better." The school aid budget bill passed by the Michigan House last month says districts must develop a plan to reduce the number of kids expelled or suspended for 10 days... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
DPS parents, students deserve more than limbotake their time fighting over what they can live with while children and parent
DPS parents, students deserve more than limbo
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
take their time fighting over what they can live with while children and parents live in ... Nearly three weeks ago, the Michigan House approved legislation to end the district’s financial crisis, a package that included more than a half billion... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Dennis Archer: 'Detroit public schoolchildren need a bright future'Financial Manager for the Detroit Public Schools. The judge agrees with the req
Dennis Archer: 'Detroit public schoolchildren need a bright future'
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Financial Manager for the Detroit Public Schools. The judge agrees with the request of Gov. Snyder. Nevertheless, the Michigan House deleted key provisions of the Senate bill and reduced funding by $200 million. The Treasurer of the State of... Read more
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MLive.com
Bill of Rights for foster kids passed by Michigan House of RepresentativesLANSING, MI — The Michigan House of Representatives last week voted to approve
Bill of Rights for foster kids passed by Michigan House of Representatives
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
LANSING, MI — The Michigan House of Representatives last week voted to approve a package of bills that would act as a bill of rights for foster children. The Children's Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy -- a bipartisan package of three bills... Read more
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MLive.com
House speaker seeks appeal of ruling to testify in Courser/Gamrat caseLANSING, MI — Attorneys have made a second attempt to quash a subpoena that wou
House speaker seeks appeal of ruling to testify in Courser/Gamrat case
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
LANSING, MI — Attorneys have made a second attempt to quash a subpoena that would require Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter to testify in the case of two former state lawmakers charged criminally related to an affair and cover-up that... Read more
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Roll Call
Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flintof its expense, but added, "The cost of doing nothing here will overwhelm the c
Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
of its expense, but added, "The cost of doing nothing here will overwhelm the cost of doing something," he said. Two Michigan House members, Democrat Dan Kildee and Republican Fred Upton, proposed a bill that would require the EPA to disclose... Read more
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Raw Story
New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schoolsneeded to exceed in college – and, in some cases, a lower level of teacher expe
New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schools
Raw Story / Posted 5 days ago
needed to exceed in college – and, in some cases, a lower level of teacher experience. Indeed, a plan approved by the Michigan house to overhaul Detroit schools would allow uncertified teachers to be hired by the district. “So I think there’s... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
New report is 'huge warning sign' that desegregation has failed in US schoolsneeded to exceed in college – and, in some cases, a lower level of teacher expe
New report is 'huge warning sign' that desegregation has failed in US schools
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
needed to exceed in college – and, in some cases, a lower level of teacher experience. Indeed, a plan approved by the Michigan house to overhaul Detroit schools would allow uncertified teachers to be hired by the district. “So I think there’s... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Courser, Gamrat defense can call House speaker Kevin Cotter as witnessLANSING — Michigan House of Representatives Speaker Kevin Cotter can be called
Courser, Gamrat defense can call House speaker Kevin Cotter as witness
Detroit Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING — Michigan House of Representatives Speaker Kevin Cotter can be called to testify during the preliminary hearing for former lawmakers Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, a judge ruled Thursday. Cotter had been subpoenaed by Mike Nichols, Gamrat's... Read more
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MLive.com
House Speaker Cotter ordered to testify in Courser/Gamrat caserules and used taxpayer resources inappropriately, and forward findings to poli
House Speaker Cotter ordered to testify in Courser/Gamrat case
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
rules and used taxpayer resources inappropriately, and forward findings to police. Courser resigned from his seat in the Michigan House on Sept. 11, and House legislators voted the same day to expel Gamrat. Michigan Attorney General Bill... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Amendment would make it easier to fire state workersLANSING — Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter is proposing a constitutional ame
Amendment would make it easier to fire state workers
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
LANSING — Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter is proposing a constitutional amendment that would make it easier for department heads to fire state employees. House Bill 5677 and House Joint Resolution MM would give departments the ability to... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Constitutional amendment would make it easier to fire state workersLANSING - Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter is proposing a constitutional ame
Constitutional amendment would make it easier to fire state workers
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
LANSING - Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter is proposing a constitutional amendment that would make it easier for department heads to fire state employees. House Bill 5677 and House Joint Resolution MM would give departments the ability to... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Dark store bill out of committeeThe Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan House Wednesday morning advanced House
Dark store bill out of committee
The Mining Journal / Posted 6 days ago
The Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan House Wednesday morning advanced House Bill 5578, sponsored by Rep. David Maturen, R-Vicksburg, which focuses on using the "highest and best use" determination and accepted appraisal principles by the Michigan... Read more
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MLive.com
Ypsilanti City Council expresses opposition to 'attack' on state's solar energy industrytheir own solar energy, then "selling" their excess energy to the power company
Ypsilanti City Council expresses opposition to 'attack' on state's solar energy industry
MLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
their own solar energy, then "selling" their excess energy to the power company. Strenski explained that a typical Michigan house on average needs a little over 600 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month, or 20 kWh hours per day, throughout the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Getting proposal on state ballot gets harder with voteLANSING — On a mostly party-line vote, the Michigan House of Representatives ga
Getting proposal on state ballot gets harder with vote
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
LANSING — On a mostly party-line vote, the Michigan House of Representatives gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that will make it harder to get ballot proposals to a statewide vote. Right now, people collecting petition signatures for a... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Dark store bill passes through committeeThe Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan House this morning advanced House Bill
Dark store bill passes through committee
The Mining Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The Tax Policy Committee of the Michigan House this morning advanced House Bill 5578, sponsored by Rep. David Maturen, R-Vicksburg, which focuses on using the "highest and best use" determination and accepted appraisal principles by the Michigan Tax... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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The Alpena News
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
The Alpena News / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meetingLANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the
House to stay in session during annual Mackinac meeting
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. The meeting is... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Agreement reached on witnesses in Courser, Gamrat caseLANSING — Michigan House of Representative staffers and two attorneys for the l
Agreement reached on witnesses in Courser, Gamrat case
Detroit Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
LANSING — Michigan House of Representative staffers and two attorneys for the legislative body will testify during the preliminary hearing for former Michigan lawmakers Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat under the terms of agreements reached... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Michigan debates integrating physical, mental health systemsHMOs to manage the $10.4 billion-plus managed Medicaid system for physical and
Michigan debates integrating physical, mental health systems
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 10 days ago
HMOs to manage the $10.4 billion-plus managed Medicaid system for physical and behavioral health. Public outcry led the Michigan House and Senate to put a temporary hold on Snyder's proposal. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley already had slowed the process... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
How they votedMichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center
How they voted
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Go to www.MichiganVotes.org. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not... Read more
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Roll Call
The Year of the RematchDCCC and its strategy of recycling failed candidates truly embodies the definit
The Year of the Rematch
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
DCCC and its strategy of recycling failed candidates truly embodies the definition of insanity.” Democrat Mulls Rematch in Michigan House Contest Joe Sestak Kicks Off Rematch With Pat Toomey Ex-Rep. Brad Schneider Inches Closer to Rematch in... Read more
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FOX News
Trump picks up endorsements of nine House chairmenthat it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America canno
Trump picks up endorsements of nine House chairmen
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
that it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America cannot deal with another Democrat in the White House nor can Republicans to lose their hold on Congress. “Any other outcome is a danger to economic growth, puts our... Read more
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examiner.com
Republican former Governor Milliken endorses Democrat Driskell for Congressand southern portions of Washtenaw County. “As Saline’s longest serving mayor
Republican former Governor Milliken endorses Democrat Driskell for Congress
examiner.com / Posted 12 days ago
and southern portions of Washtenaw County. “As Saline’s longest serving mayor and more recently as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, Gretchen Driskell has a record of working constructively to achieve positive results, not... Read more
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MLive.com
State House DPS rescue package would leave district with deficit by August, state report saysDepartment of Treasury shows Detroit Public Schools would run out money by Augu
State House DPS rescue package would leave district with deficit by August, state report says
MLive.com / Posted 13 days ago
Department of Treasury shows Detroit Public Schools would run out money by August under legislation passed last week by the Michigan House of Representatives. The analysis shows the House legislation, approved largely along party-lines, would leave... Read more
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MLive.com
Former Gov. William Milliken endorses Gretchen Driskell for Congresssaid in a news release from Driskell's campaign. "As Saline's longest-serving
Former Gov. William Milliken endorses Gretchen Driskell for Congress
MLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
said in a news release from Driskell's campaign. "As Saline's longest-serving mayor and more recently as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, Gretchen Driskell has a record of working constructively to achieve positive results, not... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Treasurer: DPS would run out of cash in August under House planthat the Senate will stick by its original plan. “The work that we did over 15
Treasurer: DPS would run out of cash in August under House plan
Detroit Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
that the Senate will stick by its original plan. “The work that we did over 15 months was dismantled in 15 hours by the Michigan House of Representatives,” said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights. “In an era in this country where... Read more
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MLive.com
Public threat alert bill inspired by Kalamazoo shooting spree passes HouseLANSING, MI — Michigan House legislators voted today in favor of a statewide wa
Public threat alert bill inspired by Kalamazoo shooting spree passes House
MLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
LANSING, MI — Michigan House legislators voted today in favor of a statewide warning system to help protect residents in the case of an emergency. Legislation designed to warn people of potential harm, drafted in the wake of a Kalamazoo killing... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
MI House passes bill for Threat Alert SystemLANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bill
MI House passes bill for Threat Alert System
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 14 days ago
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills Tuesday afternoon that will help alert the public in the event of a safety threat, like an active shooter incident. The bill was introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden, R-... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Michigan Senate to take up controversial funding bills for Detroit Public SchoolsLANSING, Mich. - When Michigan House Republicans passed a stripped down version
Michigan Senate to take up controversial funding bills for Detroit Public Schools
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 15 days ago
LANSING, Mich. - When Michigan House Republicans passed a stripped down version of a state rescue package for the state-controlled Detroit Public Schools district, leaders were adamant it provided more than enough “transition” funding to get the new... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Local Jails to be Impacted if Michigan Raises Adult Criminal Age from 17 to 18State lawmakers are considering raising the age for adult offenders from 17 to
Local Jails to be Impacted if Michigan Raises Adult Criminal Age from 17 to 18
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 16 days ago
State lawmakers are considering raising the age for adult offenders from 17 to 18. The Michigan House recently approved a 20-bill package that would define 17-year-olds as juveniles. It would also prevent anyone under 18 from being held in adult... Read more
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MLive.com
After near-death bicycle crash, ex-Michigan lawmaker faces new challengeabout 100 miles ahead due to a severe thunderstorm and tornado watch. Olson, w
After near-death bicycle crash, ex-Michigan lawmaker faces new challenge
MLive.com / Posted 17 days ago
about 100 miles ahead due to a severe thunderstorm and tornado watch. Olson, who represented the 55th District in the Michigan House from 2011 to 2013, moved to Minnesota a little over a year ago after his wife retired. He took a new job in... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Michigan House Speaker may have to testify in Courser-Gamrat case Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter could appear in a Lansing district court
Michigan House Speaker may have to testify in Courser-Gamrat case
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 17 days ago
Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter could appear in a Lansing district court as early as this week, if he and other legislative attorneys can't persuade a county court to quash his... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Sheppard’s bill clarifies definition of veteranSheppard, R-Temperance, part of a 21-bill package that clarifies the definition
Sheppard’s bill clarifies definition of veteran
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 18 days ago
Sheppard, R-Temperance, part of a 21-bill package that clarifies the definition of a veteran, was approved Tuesday by the Michigan House. Posted May. 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM Legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, part of... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit Digits: May 6, 2016that Aeropostale Inc. plans to close immediately following filing for Chapter 1
Detroit Digits: May 6, 2016
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 19 days ago
that Aeropostale Inc. plans to close immediately following filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The amount approved by the Michigan House to restructure Detroit Public Schools. The plan comes just days after disillusioned teachers staged a two-day... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure planLANSING (AP) - The Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan fo
House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure plan
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 19 days ago
LANSING (AP) - The Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for Detroit Public Schools early Thursday, just days after disillusioned teachers staged a two-day sick-out because they feared the financially struggling district wouldn't... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Rhodes: Detroit teachers' sick-out hurt children, angered lawmakersago, the money was supposed to include enough funding for summer paychecks. Rh
Rhodes: Detroit teachers' sick-out hurt children, angered lawmakers
Detroit Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
ago, the money was supposed to include enough funding for summer paychecks. Rhodes' letter came several hours after the Michigan House of Representatives passed a highly controversial plan to rescue the financially ailing district. "To achieve... Read more
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