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ICYMI: Michigan Democrats Pledge Fight to Stop $134 Senate Office Move »

"In case you missed it, this week Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee pledged a fight to stop the Senate office move. This came in the wake of a report last week from MIRS News that the office building move will actually cost the state around $134 million, more than double the original estimate. Furthermore, Senate Republicans could simply spend $11 million to renovate their existing office building owned by the state."

House Democrats Urge Supreme Court to Support Marriage Equality »

"LANSING – The Michigan House Democrats have signed onto an amicus brief in the DeBoer v. Snyder case now before the U.S. Supreme Court with 156 elected officials and the Michigan and Ohio Democratic Parties. The case, which arose when a lesbian couple in Michigan sought joint adoption of their children, could establish same-sex marriage rights across the country when the Supreme Court issues its decision in June. However, Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette have adamantly insisted on siding against marriage equality by defending Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage."

Graduation Rates Continue to Improve »

"Lansing – Michigan’s statewide graduation rate increased to 78.58 percent for the 2013-14 school year, up 1.62 percent from the previous year. This marks the third consecutive year that 4-year graduation rates have improved, according to data released today by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)."

MDOT says "spring forward" means be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists »

"March 5, 2015 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) urges motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to "spring forward" safely when daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Motorists should be aware that sunrise will occur one hour later, meaning that it will be darker later in the morning."

Senate approves Zorn bill allowing schools to form district libraries »

"LANSING—The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Dale Zorn that would allow a school district to establish a district library."

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