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State senators sparred on the chamber floor Thursday.  The issue stems from one senator’s comments about the Muslim Brotherhood.


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The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault.


Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans’ Home

Dec 15, 2017
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A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. 


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Lawmakers in Lansing say they want a seamless transition as marijuana dispensaries start to get licensed. 


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A showdown is brewing in Lansing over the fate of teacher retirements.  


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Medical marijuana clinics in Michigan would have to be licensed and pay sales taxes under bills adopted by the state Senate


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The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


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The state Senate could vote this week on a Detroit Public Schools bailout plan, even though it’s a departure from the bipartisan compromise already adopted by the chamber.  


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A controversial GOP plan to overhaul Detroit’s schools has landed in the state Senate and is getting a skeptical reception. 


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The Michigan Senate has adopted a $30 million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills.