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Michigan Senate Approved Budget

The Michigan Senate has given the go-ahead to a nearly 54-billion dollar spending plan. The budget, which breaks down to $15.9 billion going to education and the remaining $38 billion going to state departments, was approved on mostly party line votes. It does not include some of the fee increases …

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Lawmakers Prepare For Plan B For Road Fix

It’s back to work for lawmakers in Lansing after Prop 1 failed on Election Day. House Appropriations Chair, State Representative Al Pscholka, says he’ll be in early this morning to start brainstorming solutions. House Minority Leader Tim Greimel expects what passed the House in December to be Plan A once …

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Proposal One Defeated 80%-20%

Michigan voters were asked Tuesday to increase the sales tax a penny to help raise $1.2 billion for roads and their answer to Proposal 1 was a resounding “no.” Nearly 80-percent of voters voted “no” compared to just 20 percent that said “yes” Despite the loss, Governor Rick Snyder says …

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Dianda Responds To The Failure Of Prop 1

One local lawmaker who wasn’t surprised by the failure of Proposal One was 110th District Representative Scott Dianda. Dianda said he didn’t believe the problem was that voters simply didn’t understand the proposal. Dianda said the legislature needs to hold the Department of Transportation accountable for how they spend the …

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Snyder Responds To Voters Decision To Turn Down Prop 1

Gov. Rick Snyder: It’s essential that solving Michigan’s infrastructure needs remains top priority A plan must improve roads without hurting schools, communities   LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after Proposal 1 failed to garner a majority of votes on Tuesday:   “It’s essential that making …

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Special Election Results–May 5, 2015

Here are the results from today’s elections. We will bring you updates as they become available. STATE PROPOSAL ONE: TOTAL YES: 350,742 NO: 1,404,779 Houghton County YES: 1132 NO: 4761 Baraga County YES: 205 NO: 1560 Ontonagon County YES: 221 NO: 1481 Keweenaw County YES: 140 NO: 440   HOUGHTON …

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Election Day Today

Voters will have their say today on Proposal One on whether to raise the sales tax by a penny and add a tax to the wholesale price of gasoline, all of which, supporters say, will mean more money to fix Michigan roads. But closer to home, residents of the Copper …

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Apply For Elk And Bear Licenses Now Through June 1

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses are available now through June 1. There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons. Only Michigan residents are eligible to apply for an elk license. Bear …

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