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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's not Christmas, but it's getting close."

- Sen. Darwin BOOHER (R-Evart), chair of the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee, before his panel approved construction authorizations for three community colleges and four universities.

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$46.4B Price Tag Put On Closing Teacher Pension Option
"Closing the state's pension retirement option to incoming public school employees and replacing it with a sweeter 401(k) option would cost the state $46.4 billion over 40 years, including $410 million in Fiscal Year 2019, according to a House Fiscal Agency (HFA) report released today."
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Confusion Leaves Voters Undecided On Teacher Pension Reform
"A plurality of voters simply don't have an opinion on the question of reducing long term pension costs through reform the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) system - and according to a leading pollster it is due to the complexity of the issue."
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Arwood Stepping Down From MEDC, Richardville Interested In Stepping In
"Steve ARWOOD, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), will step down from his position on June 30, the Governor's office announced today."
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Will Sanctuary City Ban Spur Discrimination?
"The only city in Michigan to declare itself a sanctuary city, Lansing, quickly rescinded its declaration in April. But State Rep. Beau LAFAVE (R-Iron Mountain) said other municipalities have policies that make them de facto sanctuary cities even without a declaration from their governing board."
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Snowplows Need To Stay In Lane; Government Can Fingerprint Innocents
"Governmental immunity offers broad protections -- but only if you're driving on the right side of the road."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's not Christmas, but it's getting close."

- Sen. Darwin BOOHER (R-Evart), chair of the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee, before his panel approved construction authorizations for three community colleges and four universities.