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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder leads annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day »

"ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge and they were joined by one robot."

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Charities sue over gaming rules »

"Charities, millionaire party suppliers and an association that represents almost 300 such organizations have filed suit to prevent the Michigan Gaming Control Board from enforcing emergency rules it slapped on the state's charitable gaming industry last month."

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Pivotal trial to begin for Detroit's bankruptcy »

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The legality of Detroit’s “grand bargain” — the linchpin of the city’s plan to dump $7 billion in debt in bankruptcy court — will be put to the test in a long-awaited trial set to begin today in federal court."

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Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning »

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It’s the first day of school for most of Michigan’s 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges."

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Biden to Labor Day crowd: War on organized labor must be reversed »

"There is a war on organized labor that must be reversed, Vice President Joe Biden told workers during a speech today at the annual Labor Day parade in Detroit."

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Editorial: Gov. Rick Snyder, AG Bill Schuette warn state law prevails if Saginaw legalizes marijuana »

"Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette have sent Saginaw a warning about a vote to decriminalize marijuana in the city."

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Tim Skubick: Governors are workaholics, meaning taxpayers get their money's worth »

"A reporter was riding on the state Capitol elevator with newly elected governor Jim Blanchard, who had been in office only about a week."

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Editorial: Joint authority is ploy to hike taxes »

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Hazel Park and Eastpointe are forming an authority that would allow them to seek 14-mill tax increases for fire protection. They should ditch that idea and try to find savings elsewhere."

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Land's gas tax proposal should be just the start »

"I have not loved every idea Terri Lynn Land has proposed in her campaign for the U.S. Senate, but her latest proposal is not only strong on its own merits, it should serve as a template for many more changes in taxation in the U.S."

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Labor Day for the rest of us »

"Established in 1894 to honor the contributions of union workers, Labor Day is now only a distant echo of the numbers it once stood for."

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