anna heaton Michigan To Require Replacement Of All Lead Water Lines By Rick Pluta • Jun 15, 2018 Steve Johnson / flickr.com A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years. These are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis. Listen Listening... / 0:29 Rick Pluta reports on a new rule in Michigan that would remove lead lines from major water systems. Governor Snyder Creates Literacy Commission By Rick Pluta • Jul 28, 2016 Pixabay / pixabay.com A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Listen Listening... / 0:37 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on the creation of a literacy commission by Governor Rick Snyder. Michigan Attorney General Will Not Represent Governor In Pension Case By Rick Pluta • Jul 6, 2016 State of Michigan / michigan.gov Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is the state’s top attorney, but says he won’t be Governor Rick Snyder’s lawyer if he pursues a particular appeal. Listen Listening... / 0:40 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on why Attorney General Bill Schuette will not represent Gov. Snyder in a pension lawsuit.