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  1. Food stamp cuts to hit Michigan, 3 other states

    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.

    • 2:26 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Snyder to hold series of town hall meetings ahead of election

    Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder plans to hold a series of town hall meetings across the state this fall, answering question from voters — and his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer is invited to join him.

    • 12:11 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Land to launch debate talks with Peters

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has chosen an adviser to negotiate at least one televised debate with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters in a race that may help determine whether Democrats maintain control of the chamber.

    • 10:38 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Michigan human services director to leave post after 4 years

    Maura Corrigan will retire as head of Michigan's Human Services Department at year's end, completing a four-year commitment she made when she took the job, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed Tuesday.

    • 1:54 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Aramark prison food contract sparks debate in Michigan Legislature

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder faced new questions Tuesday about having a private company provide prison food following the arrest of an employee of contractor Aramark Correctional Services on suspicion of drug smuggling.

    • 4:00 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    U.S. working to fill NHTSA chief job quickly

    Washington — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Detroit News interview the White House is getting closer to naming a new chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    • 11:04 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Bentivolio 'seriously considering' write-in campaign

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is 'seriously considering' a write-in campaign for Congress after suffering a huge double-digit loss in the GOP primary a month ago, he told Lansing newsletter MIRS.

    • 3:55 PM, Sep. 15, 2014

    Embattled Novi judge wins support from Oakland Co. officials

    Novi A veteran district judge criticized earlier this year for his handling of his docket continues to pick up re-election endorsements including bipartisan support from three countywide officials.

  2. Snyder orders flags lowered for late fire official

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered flags lowered in honor of a Kalkaska County fire official who died after responding to an emergency call.

    • 9:07 PM, Sep. 15, 2014

    Some consumers risk losing health coverage

    Washington — After failing to respond to multiple outreach attempts, more than 100,000 people could lose their federal marketplace health coverage on Sept.

    • 11:32 PM, Sep. 14, 2014

    Peters won't sell stock in oil company

    Southfield — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has no intention of selling stock in an oil company that produces a petroleum byproduct he has sought to regulate, despite criticism he's taking from Republicans in Michigan's U.S.

  3. Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Indianola, Iowa — With speculation on a White House run in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.

  4. Gov. Snyder as you've never heard him before

    The governor who ran four years ago as 'one tough nerd' suddenly sounds different. In his last two campaign commercials, Rick Snyder's voice is deeper.

    • 7:24 PM, Sep. 12, 2014

    State prisons chief canceled $98K fine against food service contractor Aramark

    Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mark Schauer charged Friday that the Snyder administration 'lied' by not willingly revealing a $98,000 fine was rescinded against Aramark for problems with prison food service and ramped up his criticism of the $145 million contract.

    • 4:57 PM, Sep. 12, 2014

    Snyder signs tax fix bill to avert $1B hole in budget

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder signed into a law Friday a bill designed to close a loophole in Michigan's former business tax that could have made the state liable ...

  5. Land bets on no-show strategy

    Terri Lynn Land's no-show strategy for a U.S. Senate seat is a weird dare to Michigan voters: She's gambling you won't notice her near total disappearance from ...

  6. 'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot

    Sacramento, Calif. — A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, ...

  7. Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Washington — Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $6 million last month and spent more than twice that in an effort to claim the majority.

  8. Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Washington — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions ...

    • 12:07 PM, Sep. 12, 2014

    Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

    Chicago — Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the ...

  9. Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

    Washington — Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to ...

    • 10:44 AM, Sep. 11, 2014

    Portman says Michigan senate seat 'winnable' for GOP

    Washington — Sen. Rob Portman, who is vice chairman of the party's U.S. campaign arm, says the Michigan Senate seat is still 'winnable' — despite polls showing ...

    • 4:18 PM, Sep. 11, 2014

    Dingell released from hospital, doing 'well'

    Washington Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, was released Thursday from Henry Ford Hospital after he was admitted with an infection.

  10. Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's ...

  11. Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote ...

    • 3:25 PM, Sep. 10, 2014

    Michigan lawmakers pass measure to prevent $1B budget problem

    The Senate approved legislation today that repairs a loophole in Michigan's former business tax that could have created as much as a $1-billion budget problem ...

    • 11:39 PM, Sep. 10, 2014

    Bolger resists bills to protect gays, lesbians

    Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would protect gays and lesbians from being fired because of their sexual orientation as new polling ...

  12. Political insider: Personal finances central issue in Mich. gubernatorial race

    On the campaign trail and in TV ads, Democrat Mark Schauer has railed on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder for delivering businesses a $1.8 billion tax cut, 'even if ...

  13. Bill lets drivers with old fines do community service instead

    Lansing — The Michigan Legislature has approved a bill to let drivers who owe extra 'responsibility' fees for certain offenses do 10 hours of community service instead.

    • 8:12 AM, Sep. 10, 2014

    Snyder ad says recovery will last generations

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder is launching a new campaign ad that says Michigan's recovery will last for generations.

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