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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I’ve never seen a lobby more powerful and scary. They make the anti-vaxxers seem rational.”

- Ellen HEINITZ, legislative director of Rep. Stephanie CHANG (D-Detroit), as quoted in Slate.com and Pro-Publica about the homeschool lobby. Michigan Freedom Fund President Terri REID called on Chang to issue an apology.

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Utilities Ring Dinner Bell Around Major Energy Announcements
"As lawmakers look to overhaul energy policy this year, political contributions and lobbying expenditures by the state's two dominant electric utilities have, at times, coincided with key proposal announcements and legislative committee hearings."
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Gov Creates Pipeline Board, Enbridge Agrees To No Heavy Crude In Straits
"Gov. Rick SNYDER and other state officials took their first actions on a pipeline task force's recommendations today by appointing a board to study pipeline safety and announcing an agreement between the state and Enbridge banning heavy crude in the Straits of Mackinac pipeline."
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Chirkun, Liberati Want Full Gamrat-Courser Report Publicly Released
"The Democratic members of the committee charged with deciding whether Rep. Todd COURSER (R-Lapeer) and Rep. Cindy GAMRAT (R-Plainwell) will remain in the House said today they want the full House Business Office report that members are working off of released to the public immediately."
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Santana Blows Up Snyder's Education Plan
"Gov. Rick SNYDER's policy team is crafting bills designed to better manage financially struggling schools like those in Detroit, but one lawmaker says its high time Lansing stop fiddling around with the governing structure of his city's school district and start pushing changes that will change kids' lives."
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4 Reps Plot Different Course On Net Metering
"Small businesses and homeowners selling the energy they harness from solar panels or wind turbines back to utilities would see incentives to do more under an "energy freedom" plan unveiled by three members of the Energy Committee, including Majority Vice Chair Gary GLENN (R-Midland)."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I’ve never seen a lobby more powerful and scary. They make the anti-vaxxers seem rational.”

- Ellen HEINITZ, legislative director of Rep. Stephanie CHANG (D-Detroit), as quoted in Slate.com and Pro-Publica about the homeschool lobby. Michigan Freedom Fund President Terri REID called on Chang to issue an apology.