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Cultivating 'talent' critical for Michigan's economic success, Gov. Snyder says »

"Michigan needs to continue efforts to cultivate a skilled workforce, because "talent" is the "defining factor" driving where businesses choose to locate or expand, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday."

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Legal sex between undercover cops, prostitutes would end under Senate-passed bill »

"LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to take away immunity for undercover police officers who sexually penetrate prostitutes during the course of an investigation."

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State Canvassers approve recall language for Sen. Bert Johnson »

"LANSING, MI -- The Board of State Canvassers on Wednesday approved petition language seeking to recall Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park, for being indicted for allegedly hiring a "ghost employee.""

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Civil rights panel seeks review of EM law after Flint water crisis »

"Using the Flint water crisis as evidence, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission plans to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the state's emergency manager law should be subject to judicial review."

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Federal inspector criticizes Michigan's demolition spending »

"WASHINGTON – A federal inspector sharply criticized the state of Michigan for its handling of funds for building demolitions and neighborhood stabilization efforts, complaining of high costs and “significant inefficiencies” in a report released this morning."

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Does Michigan need 7-day car insurance option? »

"Seven-day car insurance is a terrible idea. But it's a symptom, not the problem -- that's the unreasonably high rates most Detroiters and other city-dwelling Michiganders pay to insure even modest vehicles."

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Column: Defense spending increase helps Michigan »

"Last year was considered by some to be less-than-stellar for commercial aerospace and defense, but both sectors are projecting healthier growth this year. In fact, total world spending in the commercial aerospace and defense industries will continue to rise in the foreseeable future, thanks in large part to an increased demand for passenger air travel and cargo delivery and escalating tensions in some of the world’s toughest neighborhoods."

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Editorial: Keep working on corrections reform »

"Michigan lawmakers should continue the push toward building a corrections system that spares both lives and taxpayers. Though significant reforms were passed in the last legislative session, much more remains to be done.

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The Fake School Employee: Retiring Union President Spikes $115K State Pension »

"When Steve Cook retires from his $212,649 job as president of the state’s largest teachers union this month, he will have spent 24 years working full time for the Michigan Education Association. But for purposes of collecting a government pension based on that six-figure salary, he’s still considered by the state of Michigan to be an employee of the Lansing School District."

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