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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Amazing what can be accomplished when you get along."

- John NEVIN, communications director for the Michigan Supreme Court, in response to a MIRS' reporter's surprise that final Michigan Supreme Court opinions for the session weren't spilling over into the night or the weekend, which happened under prior court sessions.

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State Makes New Pitch To Break Stalemate Over Indian Compacts
"More than 18 months after tribal compacts with six Indian tribes have expired, the Governor's office returned to the bargaining table with a new proposal they hope will break a stalemate created, in part, by an explosion of gaming options in Michigan."
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Marijuana Could Treat Autism Under Panel's Recommendation
"A state panel today formally recommended adding autism to the list of conditions allowed to be treated by medical marijuana."
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Union Calls For 'Time Out' On Corporate Income Tax Hike
"The Citizens for Fair Taxes proposal to substantially raise the state's corporate income tax didn't get exactly a warm embrace from within one segment of the labor community -- the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council."
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13 Lawmakers Off To Israel
"The Jewish Federation of Metro-Detroit is escorting 13 state lawmakers on an eight-day tour of Israel. The Michigan delegation left Thursday and is slated to return Aug. 7."
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Calley Not Raising Money
"It did not go unnoticed Monday when the campaign financing reporting deadline came and went that Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY reported no money had been raised.  Juxtapose that to Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE who declared about $116,000, despite being term-limited."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Amazing what can be accomplished when you get along."

- John NEVIN, communications director for the Michigan Supreme Court, in response to a MIRS' reporter's surprise that final Michigan Supreme Court opinions for the session weren't spilling over into the night or the weekend, which happened under prior court sessions.