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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I've been out of school for 5 years now. Today, I got this alert that implied I should be happy about this progress. I'm not."

- Rep. Darrin CAMILLERI (D-Brownstown Twp.), 27, on Twitter after being notified that he's only paid off at least 10% of his student loan, despite never missing a payment.

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Arbulu Takes Leave, Engelman Named Acting Civil Rights Leader
"Agustin ARBULU, director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (DCR), is taking a leave of absence after Gov. Gretchen WHITMER and others called for him to step down after he was alleged to have made comments "objectifying women.""
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Biz Community Keeping Tabs On Who Votes For More Road Money
"Most of the state Senate returned to Lansing today for an update on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering on the state budget and additional road funding. The business community took the opportunity to turn up the heat."
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K-12 School Contract Talks Stalled With State Budget
"The Michigan Education Association (MEA) today reported 157 of their employment contracts are unsettled due, in large part, to the state not having passed a School Aid Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020."
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EGLE's New Mission Doesn't Mention Economy
"If there's anyone concerned about the new mission statement unveiled by the state's environmental agency -- which leaves out specific references to the economy and providing customer service -- they aren't talking openly about it."
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'Gags' Headed Back to LCC
"The state's first female governor appointed him to the Liquor Control Commission (LCC) in 2003, where he served until 2011 when Jennifer GRANHOLM left office."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I've been out of school for 5 years now. Today, I got this alert that implied I should be happy about this progress. I'm not."

- Rep. Darrin CAMILLERI (D-Brownstown Twp.), 27, on Twitter after being notified that he's only paid off at least 10% of his student loan, despite never missing a payment.