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Snyder Says Michigan Must Better Plan to Serve Growing Numbers of Older Adults [Video]

In a special message to the legislature on aging, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the state must better plan to serve the growing population of older adults. The governor presented his special message during a visit to the Older Persons' Commission in Rochester

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Jump for Second Week in a Row

State motorists will find the average price of gas has risen for a second week in a row. AAA Michigan reports the statewide average is slightly over $3.91 per gallon, up seven cents from last week

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Southeastern Michigan One of Twelve Regions Designated for Federal Initiative

The City of Flint, Genesee County and areas from 12 other counties across southeastern Michigan have been designated to receive federal funding aimed at revitalizing manufacturing through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Program (IMCP)

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Snyder Signs Bill to Raise Michigan’s Minimum Wage to $9.25

Governor Rick Snyder signed bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will raise Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. When signing the legislation, Snyder said the minimum wage raise will help hard-working residents without hindering the state's improving economy

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New Bill Would Require Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Child Support [Video]

New legislation being proposed would require casinos to withhold winnings for overdue child support.

According to WNEM, state legislators are considering a bill that would require casinos to check and see of big winners owe child support. If a person is found to owe, the amount from their winnings would go straight to friend of the court, and if that is les

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AAA Michigan: Post-Holiday Gas Prices Rise

Motorists around the state will find average gas prices up this week according to a new report from AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just under $3.83 per gallon, almost nine cents higher than last week

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State House Approves 11-Bill, $194 Million Package for Detroit

On Thursday, the Michigan House of Representatives approved an 11-bill package worth just under $195 million that would aid Detroit in its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy. The package would protect pensioners and keep the city on its path toward revitalization

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MDOT Lifts Traffic Restrictions to Ease Memorial Day Travel

This Memorial Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation is removing lane restrictions on nearly three-quarters of its road projects in an effort to help ease traffic delays for holiday travelers

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Annual “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Gets Under Way

Heading into the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, law enforcement across the state are stepping up enforcement of seat belt regulations.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign gets underway today and was kicked off with an advertising campaign last week

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State Senate Considering Gasoline Tax Increase

Michigan senators are considering an increase to the state's gasoline tax as a way to generate money needed for road improvements.

According to WNEM, the discussion comes after a House vote to gradually allow the state's 19 cents a gallon tax to go as high as 32 1/2 cents over time. The increase could generate $450 million per year.

Critics argue that because per gallon fuel taxes could rise

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