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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Considering the classrooms we're forcing our students to try to learn in, the Farnum Building is luxurious."

- Senate Minority Leader Gretchen WHITMER pouring cold water over the need to move the Senate offices from the 55-year-old Farnum Building to the considerably more modern Capitol View.

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Bolger Road Plan To Phase Out Sales Tax On Gas Gains Quick Enemies
"Democrats, schools and local governments emerged today as the chief opponents to a new road funding plan that's dependent on phasing out the sales tax on gasoline."
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State Moving Forward With $70M Bond For New Senate Building
"The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) this morning started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space."
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Schuette Signs On To Brief Against Maryland Gun Control Laws
"Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE joined 20 other state attorneys general this month in denouncing a Maryland law meant to ban firearms deemed assault weapons and high-capacity magazines."
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Fitch Rating Of Detroit Arena Bonds Fall Short Of Expectation
"The state didn't get the Fitch rating it wanted on some bonds it's planning to sell to finance the new Detroit hockey arena, so it received permission from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) today to sell those bonds with no rating attached."
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Political, Wedding Experience Helps Usher Tedder Into House
"Republican Rep.-elect Jim TEDDER, of Clarkston, was once a shy, monotone ninth-grader. And those are his words."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Considering the classrooms we're forcing our students to try to learn in, the Farnum Building is luxurious."

- Senate Minority Leader Gretchen WHITMER pouring cold water over the need to move the Senate offices from the 55-year-old Farnum Building to the considerably more modern Capitol View.