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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The more you are exposed to people with microphones, pencils, your bosses, and employees, the more likely you'll be put in a bad situation where you may have to say something that your lawyer would not want you to say."

- East Lansing barrister Mike NICHOLS, a former state capitol correspondent for the Michigan Radio Network, on why embattled Sen. Virgil SMITH, Jr. hasn't made a Lansing apperance since his arrest two weeks ago.

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Decades In The Making, GOP Nears Turning Point On Prevailing Wage
"Since HB 2101 was introduced in the House on Feb 9, 1965, Michigan Republicans have been disagreeing with one another over whether contractors on state-funded projects should have to pay so-called "prevailing wages.""
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Legalized Pot Group Hires Signature Collectors
"A Pontiac-based marijuana legalization group faced by former Senate staffer Matt MARSDEN of Revsix Data has language for a citizens initiative that was run by renown Lansing elections attorney John PIRICH coming before the Board of State Canvassers on Tuesday."
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Group With ACLU, Koch Bros. Ties Praise Gov's Criminal Justice Focus
"Michigan could reduce its crime rate while saving taxpayer money with intense probationary and counseling programs for low-level youth offenders, suggested a national criminal justice coalition funded, in part, by Koch Industries and counts as its members the ACLU."
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Bean: Don't Expect Good Times To Last
"Revenue estimates released last week showed officials can expect $365 million more this year and next and was followed five days later with news that Michigan's unemployment rate matched the federal rate for the first time since 2000."
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Bed Bugs Bill Makes Some Legal Advocates Squirm
"Legislation putting tenants on the hook for bed bug infestations in rental property is back in the Senate and had the property management groups clashing with legal and poverty-based associations in a Senate committee earlier this week."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The more you are exposed to people with microphones, pencils, your bosses, and employees, the more likely you'll be put in a bad situation where you may have to say something that your lawyer would not want you to say."

- East Lansing barrister Mike NICHOLS, a former state capitol correspondent for the Michigan Radio Network, on why embattled Sen. Virgil SMITH, Jr. hasn't made a Lansing apperance since his arrest two weeks ago.