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Michigan Senate bets on internet gambling

The Michigan Senate voted Thursday night to approve a series of bills legalizing online gambling in Detroit and tribal casinos. House Bills 4926, 4927 and...

DEQ staffers tell Snyder to veto weaker enviro cleanup standards

In a rare show of opposition, 82 state employees working for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have urged Gov. Rick Snyder to veto...

Senate shifts $200M from schools for roads, environmental cleanup

Updated, 7:20 p.m. The Michigan Senate today passed legislation that would divert sales tax dollars that traditionally go to the School Aid Fund (SAF) to...

Snyder signs deer sterilization bill

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation that would bar municipalities besides Ann Arbor from sterilizing deer for more than three years. The Republican governor gave...

Whitmer: Voters elected me to have the same powers as first...

The Republican “power grab” bills that have been on the national radar are an example of “ugliness and foolishness” during Lame Duck sessions, Gov.-elect...

New PFAS report issued as Snyder looks for cleanup funding

A new scientific report from a state task force issued nearly 20 recommendations for Michigan to attempt to reign in harmful chemicals known as...

GOP bill could shore up state parks funding

Buried in the cavalcade of the GOP-controlled Legislature’s Lame Duck activity is a bill that could be a boon to funding for Michigan’s state...

Lawmakers walk out amid protest after panel advances bills cramping powers...

A controversial bill to allow the Michigan Legislature to “intervene” in any state legal case moved forward after a House committee ending hearing ended early due to protest, all while a false alarm bomb scare played out one block away.
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Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.

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