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  1. Road kill bill would make claiming animals simpler

    Lansing — Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.

    • 1:09 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Survey: Year after right-to-work issue, Snyder's approval rating rebounds

    Gov. Rick Snyder's approval rating among likely voters inched up this winter to the highest level since after he took office in early 2011, according to MSU's latest State of the State Survey released today.

    • 11:56 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Trott launches first TV ad in bid against Rep. Bentivolio

    Oakland County lawyer Dave Trott launched his first television ads in his 11th Congressional District campaign this week just as new fundraising figures show his growing advantage over Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford.

  2. Gov. Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.

  3. Political insider: Land turns Obama swipe on equal pay into a plea for campaign funds

    The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Terri Lynn Land last week wasted little time in practicing some political jujitsu against the Democrats.

    • 12:14 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Schauer outlines education agenda but not funding plan

    Lansing — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown outlined universal preschool, standards for limiting class sizes and better state funding for higher education Wednesday as key education goals.

  4. Schuette, lawyers disagree over gay marriage appeal path

    Detroit — Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

    • 4:37 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Snyder gets agricultural endorsement

    St. Louis — Gov. Rick Snyder picked up a re-election endorsement Tuesday from the Michigan Farm Bureau's political action committee at a press conference staged on a Gratiot County farm in the heart of staunchly Republican rural central Michigan.

  5. Lawsuit over fake signatures against former Rep. McCotter's aide dismissed

    A Wayne County judge has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit former U.S. Rep Thaddeus McCotter filed against an ex-campaign staffer.

  6. Judge holding hearing on Michigan's ban on same-sex benefits

    Detroit — A judge is being asked to call a time-out in a lawsuit that challenges a Michigan law banning same-sex benefits in public schools and local governments.

    • 12:09 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    ACLU files lawsuit to force Michigan to recognize 300 gay marriages

    Detroit The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22.

  7. Rules signed into law for Michigan mobile dentists

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law to increase the standards of care for mobile dental facilities.

  8. Debbie Dingell raises $500,000 for House race

    Debbie Dingell has raised more than $500,000 in slightly more than a month of campaigning, her campaign said Friday as she filed 2,000 signatures in Lansing supporting her candidacy for her husband's 12th Congressional District seat.

    • 8:30 AM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Jeb Bush immigration remark could be 2016 problem

    Miami — With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.

    • 8:31 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Audit raps state Fire Services Bureau for missteps on fireworks safety, safety inspections

    Detroit — A new state audit criticizes Michigan's Fire Services Bureau for initially failing to ensure the safety of businesses that sell fireworks and not making ...

    • 6:10 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Snyder signs scrap metal bills into law

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder completed a 3 1/2-year effort to combat scrap metal theft Thursday, signing legislation that makes it harder for crooks to convert stolen ...

    • 5:38 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    House Democrats propose capping state's new furniture purchases

    Lansing — Partisan skirmishing continued Thursday over a $41-million state office furniture contract involving a relative of Gov. Rick Snyder, as House ...

  9. Political Insider: For those in Michigan, tax freedom day comes April 17

    As Michiganians work on filing their taxes by Tuesday, the Tax Foundation said state residents will celebrate Tax Freedom Day a week from today.

    • 1:35 PM, Apr. 9, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    RGA unveils new ad criticizing Schauer

    Washington — The Republican Governors Association said Wednesday it is airing a second advertisement on behalf of Gov. Rick Snyder that criticizes his ...

    • 12:22 AM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Land reports raising $1.5M so far in 2014 in campaign for Senate

    Lansing Republican Terri Lynn Land raised $1.5 million in the first three months of this year in her bid for the U.S. Senate against presumptive Democratic opponent ...

    • 11:55 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Michigan will be second state to run immigrant investment recruitment center

    — Michigan will become the second state in the nation to operate its own federally approved immigrant investor recruitment center, state officials learned ...

  10. Byrum decides against running for Rep. Mike Rogers' seat

    Lansing — Democratic Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said Tuesday she will not seek Michigan's 8th District congressional seat being vacated this year by ...

  11. Rogers endorses Mike Bishop in 8th Congressional District race

    Former Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers to fill the congressman's seat in Michigan's 8th Congressional District.

  12. Supreme Court declines to hear dispute over U.P. mine

    Washington — The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a dispute over construction of a new nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  13. Snyder calls House road funding plan constructive

    Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder praised Republican House leaders' plan to spend $500 million annually on roads as a proactive move toward long-term funding changes, ...

    • 6:33 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Schuette plans to request expedited appeal on gay marriage ruling

    Lansing Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Friday he will ask the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to expedite his appeal of a Detroit federal judge's ...

  14. Snyder, Orr to speak at Mackinac Policy Conference

    Detroit — The architects of the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Gov. Rick Snyder, will speak during the Mackinac ...

  15. State of Michigan: Flash drive with personal information taken

    Lansing — State health officials say a flash drive containing personal information of more than 2,500 people was stolen earlier this year.

    • 9:24 PM, Apr. 3, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-State

    Mich. House GOP leader unveils plan to boost road funding $500M a year

    A new plan to permanently boost road repair funding by almost $500 million a year through tax reforms, special fee increases and funding shifts was rolled out ...

  16. Schauer selects Brown to run as lieutenant governor candidate

    Southfield Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Thursday he has picked Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate in the upcoming election, ...

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