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LANSING, Mich | GOP power play in Michigan must go through pragmatic Snyder

LANSING, Mich — Michigan Republicans determined to dilute the authority of newly elected Democrats could see the power play thwarted by a moderate GOP governor, who is not certain to go along with the Legislature like Wisconsin’s more partisan Gov. Scott Walker. Term-limited Rick Snyder is not tipping his hand on whether he will sign … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | GOP power play in Michigan must go through pragmatic Snyder

LANSING, Mich | Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

LANSING, Mich  — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents blasted as shameful. To prevent minimum wage and earned sick time initiatives from going to voters last month, GOP … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

LANSING, Mich | Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

LANSING, Mich — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide if the drug should be legal … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

LANSING, Mich | Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

LANSING, Mich — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide now if the drug should be … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

LANSING, Mich | GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives

LANSING, Mich  — Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later. The unprecedented strategy is being pushed within the GOP-led Legislature so it’s easier … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives

Mich | Ex-Michigan State coach latest charged amid Nassar fallout

LANSING, Mich — Michigan State University’s former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by Nassar. … Continue reading Mich | Ex-Michigan State coach latest charged amid Nassar fallout