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AP: Michigan House OKs bill restricting local wage agreements

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Local governments in Michigan would be prohibited from setting local minimum wages or other requirements for employers under a bill approved Wednesday in the Republican-controlled House. May 20, 2015 — AP

 

MLIVE: Too many foster children are in Michigan group homes, report finds

LANSING — Too many foster children in Michigan are in residential programs or group placements instead of being placed with foster families, according to a new report. May 19, 2015 — MLIVE

 

Lansing State Journal: Judy Putnam: Wrong fix for roads hurts kids

LANSING – Let’s see. We need to find revenue to fix roads. Where should we start?

How about on the backs of those workers who earn the least in Michigan? How about 1 million children in our state? How about parents who work hard but struggle to pay their rent, utilities and food? May 18, 2015 — Lansing State Journal

 

WILX10: Special report on rising child care costs

LANSING — Lauren Evans explores the state of child care in Michigan, including rising child care costs, lack of child care inspectors to ensure basic health and safety and the need for larger child care subsidies to assist working parents. May 18, 2015 — WILX10

 

WLNS: Michigan Republicans Present Plan to Fix Roads

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter is proposing a plan for increasing the long-term funding available to repair Michigan’s roads. Cotter’s plan comes eight days after state voters overwhelmingly defeated a road tax referendum. May 13, 2015 — WLNS

 

WILX10: Drivers React to New Road Funding Plan

Drivers have mixed feelings about the new road funding option.

There’s no doubt voters want better roads, but the price tag House Republicans presented Wednesday might be too much for some families to bear. May 13, 2015 — WILX10

 

The Detroit News: Minority leader: Road funding plan relies on ‘gimmicks’

Lansing — House Speaker Kevin Cotter pushed a new plan Wednesday to generate $1.05 billion more annually for road and bridge repairs, mostly by redirecting existing spending and future revenue into the transportation budget. May 13, 2015 — The Detroit News

 

Heritage News: With Proposal 1 defeat, Washtenaw County still needs an answer to deteriorating roads

WASHTENAW COUNTY – While more state funding for roads is greatly needed, the managing director of Washtenaw County’s Road Commission is not surprised voters said no to Proposal 1 but he’s hopeful the state legislature could use this opportunity to come up with a better solution to deteriorating road conditions. May 7, 2015 — Heritage News

 

The News Herald: Proposal 1 defeat leaves Michigan lawmakers struggling with non-existent Plan B for roads

After months of insisting there was no Plan B to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges if Tuesday’s vote to raise the state sales tax as part of a road funding package failed, state lawmakers and the governor now have to come up with one. May 6, 2015 — The News Herald

 

 

MLIVE: Editorial: Bridging longstanding divisions in Muskegon County will better community’s health

In the latest county health rankings in Michigan, Muskegon County is 82nd out of 82 counties surveyed as having the least healthy behaviors.

In areas such as smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, excessive drinking, sexually transmitted infections and teen births among others, we are at the bottom of the state. May 3, 2015 — MLIVE

 

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