State Government

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN) Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan has about 150 new laws. Governor Rick Snyder finished going through a pile of bills that were sent to him before the Legislature went on its summer break. 

Michigan Prisons Searching For More Guards

Jun 21, 2018
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Michigan’s prisons are in crisis: The state cannot find enough corrections officers to staff them. Older officers are retiring, others are quitting, and there are hundreds of officer positions waiting to be filled.


State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Some lawmakers in Lansing are trying – once again – to tackle the state’s car insurance rates. Michigan’s rates are among the highest in the nation. 

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