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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Would you rather face a firing squad or legal injection? It's up to you."

- Pete LUND of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) when asked by MLive reporter Emily LAWLER if he prefers the House or Senate energy reform legislation. He claims both kills electric choice.

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$72M Set Aside For Detroit Schools Debt; Leaders 'Very Close' On Final Deal
"A first state payment of $72 million would go to indebted Detroit Public Schools (DPS) under a School Aid Fund (SAF) spending plan that moved out of a joint House-Senate conference committee this afternoon."
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Corrections Will Close Pugsley Prison As Part Of FY '17 Budget
"The state said today it would close the Pugsley Correctional Facility in southern Grand Traverse County as part of the pending Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017."
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Majority Of GOP Voters Undecided In MI-1
"With only nine weeks before the Aug. 2 primary, 55.5 percent of Republican voters in the northern Michigan-based 1st Congressional District are undecided in their preference to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan BENISHEK (R-Crystal Falls), according to a MIRS-commissioned survey."
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Senate Unable To Swallow Meaty Energy Package In One Sitting
"An ambitious attempt to move 223 pages of energy reform legislation through the Senate today ran out of gas at about 5 p.m. when information-saturated Republicans emerged from three hours of caucus ready to call it a day."
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Wild Billboards Promote Reinvesting In Michigan Cities
"(MACKINAC ISLAND) -- Attendees of this year's Detroit Chamber of Commerce Policy conference may have noticed three billboards along Interstate 75 near Gaylord that urged reinvestment in Michigan's cities. The responsible party?"
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Would you rather face a firing squad or legal injection? It's up to you."

- Pete LUND of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) when asked by MLive reporter Emily LAWLER if he prefers the House or Senate energy reform legislation. He claims both kills electric choice.