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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It is my one and only budget. It's a great budget. I dropped the mic. I'm out of here," 

- Budget Director John WALSH in his remarks before Gov. Rick SNYDER signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 state budget. 

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Snyder Goes '8 For 8' In Budgets Signed Before Mid-Summer
"Gov. Rick SNYDER penned his final state government budget this afternoon more than three months before the start of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, marking the eighth straight time the "dog years" governor has finished the following year's spending plan before mid-summer."
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Budget Dumps State's Test Providers, Lets Districts Choose Their Own
"The School Aid budget bill proposed for next year will force the state to toss aside a pair of contracts worth up to $72.6 million that were to provide an optional statewide benchmark assessment, a type of test given at the beginning and end of the year to help measure student growth."
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Engler Apologizes For 'Kickback' Email: 'I Was Wrong'
"MSU interim President John ENGLER today issued an apology statement for suggesting Rachael DENHOLLANDER had received kickbacks from attorneys in the midst of settlement negotiations between the university and the attorneys for the survivors of Larry NASSAR's abuse."
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Budget Signed; Planned Parenthood Language Unenforceable
"The $39.9 billion piece of Michigan's state budget was signed into law today, but Gov. Rick SNYDER said a few pieces of the spending plan were found to be unenforceable, including a provision that would have stopped Planned Parenthood from receiving federal money for non-abortion services."
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Supreme Court: States Can Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers
"Michigan can collect the 6 percent sales taxes from online stores that don't have a physical presence in Michigan -- thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision today."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It is my one and only budget. It's a great budget. I dropped the mic. I'm out of here," 

- Budget Director John WALSH in his remarks before Gov. Rick SNYDER signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 state budget.