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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Some days I think the same thing.”

- Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) referring to Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice MILLER’s verbal jab at him that "term limits can’t come fast enough for some people."


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Legislature Recessing With Fraser Sinkhole Money In Limbo
"State money for a $12 million emergency sewer bypass around the Fraser sinkhole could emerge from the Legislature, but not until April 18, at the earliest, after the House scrapped the Senate's idea of creating a $5 million loan in favor of a $3 million grant."
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Gov Vetoes 2 Bills, Signs Rest Of Proos' Criminal Justice Package
"(KALAMAZOO) -- The massive criminal justice reform package led by Sen. John PROOS (R-St. Joseph) was signed into law today by Gov. Rick SNYDER, but two bills in the 20-bill set didn't make the cut and were vetoed by the Governor."
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Universities Get 1.9% More, Not Gov's 2.5% In House Plan
"The state's 15 universities would receive a 1.9 percent base increase -- less than the 2.5 percent the Governor proposed -- in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 state allocation under a spending plan that moved out of a House subcommittee this morning."
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House Passes Bills Adding 21st Century Skills To Merit Curriculum
"Students preparing for jobs in skilled trades would have an easier time meeting the requirements needed to earn their diploma under a four-bill package the House passed today."
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Proposal Calls For ISD Boards To Be Elected By Voters
"Intermediate school district (ISD) boards would be elected by voters at the ballot box under legislation, HB 4314, sponsored by Rep. Pamela HORNBERGER (R-Chesterfield Twp.) and pending before the House Education Reform Committee."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Some days I think the same thing.”

- Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) referring to Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice MILLER’s verbal jab at him that "term limits can’t come fast enough for some people."