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Ed McBroom

Michigan State Senate
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New measures would ban abortions after a doctor detects a fetus’s heartbeat.  Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports bills were introduced Wednesday in the state Senate.


Voter Identification Bills Pass Through House

Dec 8, 2016
Voter ID
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Bills creating stricter voter identification laws are quickly making their way through the Legislature.  


Michigan State House of Representatives
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Lawmakers need to be more transparent.  That was the message sent by the House today when it approved bills to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  


Rick Pluta / MPRN

There are now two desks on the floor of the state House draped with black ribbon and bedecked with flowers. 

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
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Democrats in the state Legislature say it’s time to restore citizen oversight panels to supervise air and water programs in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  


Solar Panels Ypsi
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There’s heated debate over the future of renewable energy policy in Michigan – and it’s not just Democrats versus Republicans.