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  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lawmakers aim to reform school snacks »

"Not everyone agrees the Smart Snack Rule is dumb."

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The 'Obamacare' case that could cost Michiganders $2,880 per year »

"LANSING, MI -- The average Michigander using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act is getting $240 per month in subsidies, but a federal court case could make all that go away."

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Detroit schools emergency manager unveils plan keeping teachers, but administrators may face cuts »

"DETROIT -- The 10-point plan proposed by Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager could mean cuts from the district's front office administrators, but he plans to leave teachers alone.
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A duty to act? Michigan mom pushes for penalties against bystanders who don't call 911 »

"LANSING, MI -- Brandon Mitchner may still be alive if someone had called 911 when he fell into the Grand River last June, his mother told Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday."

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6 candidates named for state superintendent job, 5 are from Michigan »

"LANSING, MI - The Michigan State Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday afternoon chose six potential candidates to succeed Mike Flanagan as state superintendent.
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Facts prevail when it comes to Common Core standards »

"Ask any parent of a school-age child: It’s not unreasonable to expect some objective measures of achievement."

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For 600,000 in state, heath coverage hangs on 4 words »

"Critics of the Affordable Care Act get what may be their last, best chance to gut the now-five-year-old law Wednesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a legal challenge to the federal tax credits more than 600,000 Michigan residents rely on to subsidize their health care coverage."

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When it comes to bad ideas, Lansing never disappoints »

"Lansing never lets me down. I know that sounds crazy, but go with me here."

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More Jobs, Higher Pay Since Right-to-Work Passed in Michigan »

"Since its right-to-work law took effect, Michigan has experienced the nation's sixth-largest growth in the number of people working, adding 141,990 jobs from March 2013 through December 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics."

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Right to Work Isn't the Only Option »

"Even with Michigan’s right-to-work law, workers do not have full freedom. In bringing true fairness to both unions and workers, Michigan has the power to give public workers a complete choice when it comes to associating with a union, while at the same time lifting government unions’ burden of representing nonmembers."

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