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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The private sector is even better than I remembered."

- Former House Speaker Kevin COTTER about his new job with Morbark, a wood chipping manufacturing company. After saying it, he quickly stressed that the statement was not in response to the Wednesday night/Thursday morning floor vote on the income tax.


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House FOIA Reform Called 'Toothless,' Rife With Exceptions By Experts
"One hundred and ten members of Sen. Arlan MEEKHOF's (R-West Olive) district signed a letter sent this week urging the Majority Leader to take up open records reform "without further delay.""
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Ag Leaders: Trump Orders Won't Help MI's Migrant Labor Struggles
"Agriculture leaders suggested President Donald TRUMP's announced actions on immigration could have a negative effect on attracting migrant workers to Michigan farms, something the state has already been struggling with for years."
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Gov. Calls, Thanks 12 Dissenting Republicans
"Twelve House Republicans may be shunned by their right-wing counterparts after voting down the caucus's income tax plan, but they have gained the favor of Gov. Rick SNYDER."
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Income Tax Vote May Play Role In Future Senate Primaries
"In the political consulting world, Thursday morning's House income tax vote represented one of those rare opportunities in which a possible campaign-defining vote was cast."
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Young Pledges To Sue State If Elected Mayor
"Sen. Coleman YOUNG II (D-Detroit) launched his Detroit mayoral bid this morning with a pledge to sue the state "to hold them accountable for what they took from Detroit.""
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The private sector is even better than I remembered."

- Former House Speaker Kevin COTTER about his new job with Morbark, a wood chipping manufacturing company. After saying it, he quickly stressed that the statement was not in response to the Wednesday night/Thursday morning floor vote on the income tax.