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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"(The NRA) is not too powerful. We need to stop acting like passive rabbits and start acting like Americans, in every state."

- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'MALLEY in speaking with reporters before his Mar. 8 visit to the Michigan Political Leadership Program dinner in Livonia.

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Shirkey Wants To Pour Rainy Day Fund Money Into School Security
"Sen. Mike SHIRKEY (R-Clark Lake), the presumed next Senate Republican leader after the 2018 election, told MIRS today that he would like to see the state use as much as a "majority" of the projected $889 million in the state's rainy day fund for a school safety initiative."
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Witness: DEQ Knew In March 2013 Flint River Posed Health Risk
"Flint's former utilities director testified Friday that it was known as early as March 2013 that switching the city's drinking water to Flint River would pose an increased microbial risk to public health."
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What To Do When The Kids Walk Out Of School
"Schools are allowed to direct students to a safe location if they walk out of class as part of a mass demonstration, but officials should not attempt to restrict the kids' freedom of speech."
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Changes Ahead In School Discipline Policies
"A sea change is on the horizon in how schools approach discipline, reducing reliance on suspensions and expulsions and helping students explore how to make good on their mistakes."
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Study: More Than Half Of MEDC-Backed Biz Deals In 4 Counties
"More than half of the business incentives deals in one program backed by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) between 2012 and 2016 -- 55 percent to be exact -- occurred in just four urban counties: Wayne, Oakland, Kent and Washtenaw, home of 40 percent of the state's population."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"(The NRA) is not too powerful. We need to stop acting like passive rabbits and start acting like Americans, in every state."

- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'MALLEY in speaking with reporters before his Mar. 8 visit to the Michigan Political Leadership Program dinner in Livonia.