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Michigan Senate approves another round of budget cuts

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan is closer to slicing $ 105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led Senate passed two bills that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue. A bill making cuts to various state departments was approved with a 26-11 vote Thursday, mostly along party lines. Another bill […]

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Board considers ballot language for Michigan roads funding vote

Associated Press – LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is meeting today to determine the wording of a road funding ballot proposal asking voters if they want to increase the state sales tax. Voters decide in the May 5 special election whether to approve a state constitutional amendment that would give the state $ […]

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Tickets still available for Michigan Winter Beer Festival; the weekend’s biggest events (Feb. 24-March 1)

Are you looking for something to do in Michigan from Feb. 24-March 1, 2015? Check out Gonzo’s Top 5 list for event taking place this week! Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Drive and dunk vs. Illinois leaves Michigan State walk-on Colby Wollenman ‘wide-eyed’

Wollenman played eight minutes, highlighted by a strong take to the basket and dunk early in the second half Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Sponsored Content: Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit returns for 2nd year March 19; adds purchaser walk-up tables

  Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), in partnership with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and The Right Place, will host the 2nd Annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit on March 19 at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan…. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Live updates: Michigan State vs. Illinois (chat)

Illinois coach John Groce has evened his record with Tom Izzo, winning the last two meetings to go to 2-2 versus Michigan State since taking over the Illini. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Michigan must invest more in higher education to prosper in the 21st century: Rick Haglund

Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed modest increases in state support for community colleges and universities in his fiscal year 2016 budget. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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UM report offers options for new fracking rules in Michigan

UM report offers options for new fracking rules in Michigan

John Flesher AP Environmental Writer – TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan could strengthen its supervision of a natural gas development process known as “fracking” by keeping a closer eye on surface and ground water near production wells and ordering companies to disclose more information about the chemicals they use, researchers said in a report released Friday. […]

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Child poverty rises to 27 percent in Southeast Michigan, 59 percent in Detroit

Detroit’s child poverty rate was measured at 59 percent in 2012 and in 2013, according to Kids Count 2015, a study conducted across the country with support from the Maryland-based Annie E. Casey Foundation. Full News here – Detroit News

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Live chat: Join Kyle Austin and Mike Griffith to talk Michigan State sports at 11 a.m.

If you can feel your fingers, we’d love to have you in this week’s live chat. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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New report gives mixed grades to Michigan charter school authorizers

Kirk Pinho – A new report from a local nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization for the first time grades the performance of Michigan’s charter school authorizers. And the results show huge disparities in performance. The report released Thursday by Royal Oak-based The Education Trust-Midwest shows that of the nearly 150 charter schools opened since the state […]

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Dan Gilbert joins plans to redevelop the former Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit

Dan Gilbert and Rock Ventures could be involved in the redevelopment of the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Woodward Avenue. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Dawson leads Michigan State to sweep of Michigan

Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Tom Izzo says Michigan State was in control nearly throughout 80-67 win over Michigan

The Spartans went up by double digits nine minutes into the game and stayed up by at least 10 the rest of the way. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Michigan sales tax increase backers raise $3.2M, mostly from road builders

David Eggert Associated Press – LANSING — Supporters of increasing Michigan’s sales tax as part of a plan to improve roads are reporting an early financial advantage over opponents of the proposal on the May ballot. A group backing Proposal 1, Safe Roads Yes!, says it raised $ 3.2 million as of a week ago. […]

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