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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If the Governor wants to be seven for seven and eight for eight, he's probably going to want to figure out a way to get the budget done."

- Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive), suggesting that the Governor's six-year streak of having the Legislature get budgets done by June is in jeopardy if he's not interested in closing the state's teacher pension option for new hires.

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New MPSERS Reforms Introduced Amid 'Snailmate'
"New public school employees could choose between a juiced-up 401(k) option or an annuity under identical bills introduced today with the support of House and Senate leadership."
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18, 19, 20 Year Olds Can Carry Concealed Under Bill That Clears Panel
"Young adults aged 18 to 20 would be able to obtain a provisional concealed pistol license (CPL) under legislation that received the blessing of the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon."
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Michiganders Willing To Pass -- And Puff -- Marijuana Legalization
"If it makes the ballot, an effort to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol would be supported by 58 percent of Michiganders likely to vote, according to a new survey from Marketing Resource Group (MRG). Another 36 percent oppose it."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If the Governor wants to be seven for seven and eight for eight, he's probably going to want to figure out a way to get the budget done."

- Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive), suggesting that the Governor's six-year streak of having the Legislature get budgets done by June is in jeopardy if he's not interested in closing the state's teacher pension option for new hires.