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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It would have been a bad day to create havoc when you got a Yooper with a rifle."

- Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) talking about him bringing his AR 15 assault rifle on the House floor on Wednesday.

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Leonard Prefers MPSERS Over Income Tax Cut As Part Of Budget
"A $39.4 billion state government spending plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 moved out of the House Appropriations Committee today with roughly $280 million left on the balance sheet and a majority Republican caucus eyeing teacher pension reform as a top priority."
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Johnson: 'That Would Be A Huge Problem' If Employment Arrangement Revealed
"They got him on tape."
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House Staff, MSP Investigators Candid In Interviews About Courser-Gamrat Affair
"Former House Speaker Kevin COTTER spoke to Michigan State Police (MSP) in 2015 about the ex-aides of former Reps. Todd COURSER and Cindy GAMRAT potentially “getting a six-figure sum” in their lawsuit against the Michigan House of Representatives."
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Whiston Signs Deal Keeping All Detroit Schools Open
"The state school superintendent has signed off on an accountability program that he said will turn the Detroit schools around within three years. Brian WhiSTon late Thursday afternoon expected the newly elected Detroit school board to ink the deal, as well."
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Dianda Allowed To Bring His Assault Rifle To House Floor
"Last year, Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) was turned away at the House chamber doors when he attempted to bring his assault rifle on the floor during Second Amendment Day."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It would have been a bad day to create havoc when you got a Yooper with a rifle."

- Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) talking about him bringing his AR 15 assault rifle on the House floor on Wednesday.