Michigan Radio: Weekly Political Roundup

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Will Governor Snyder and the Legislature fix Detroit Public Schools?

Over the past few weeks, Detroit Public Schools have been facing sick-outs from teachers protesting school conditions, pay, and Governor Snyder's propos...

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Will there be fallout for Governor Snyder over the Flint water crisis?

Listen to this week's political roundup here: Governor Snyder this week declared a state of emergency in the city of Flint due to the city's water...

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Legislative successes and failures in 2015

As the Michigan Legislature wraps up for the year we wanted to take a look back at 2015 with Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior...

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What would a ban on straight-ticket voting mean for voters?

As the Michigan House and Senate wrap up for the year, there's a piece of legislation that could change what voters experience in the booth. The...

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Yes, Virginia, there is a road funding plan

The legislature this week passed a package of bills to fund Michigan roads. The legislation would bump up the state's gas tax by seven cents per gallon...

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Can Gov. Snyder's plan for Detroit schools get past the politics?

Gov. Rick Snyder this week announced his plan for overhauling Detroit Public Schools. It includes splitting the district and leaving the debt with the...

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What's the state of the rainy-day fund?

The Michigan Legislature has approved $9 million to deal with the fallout from the Flint water crisis. That price tag has turned attention to how the...

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Will Wayne County consent agreement keep it out of emergency management, bankruptcy?

The Wayne County Commission has approved the consent agreement with the state by a 14 to 1 vote. The consent agreement will require the county to make...

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Is the Legislature close to funding roads?

The Michigan Senate this week approved a package of bills that would gradually increase the state gas tax over three years and give $1.5 billion to...

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Michigan Republicans face a challenge with Dave Agema

This year is starting off with some controversy for Michigan Republicans. Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema, re-posted an article on his...

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