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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I’ll make the same comment about the proposal that Rocco made to Michael CORLEONE about assassinating Hyman ROTH: “Difficult, Not impossible."

- Mitch BEAN from Great Lakes Economic Consultants in assessing the feasibility of balancing the state budget through gubernatorial candidate Mark SCHAUER's plan to restore income tax exemptions and increase education funding to the tune of $2.2 billion.

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Bean: Schauer's Plan 'Difficult But Not Impossible'
"Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark SCHAUER's plan to restore income tax exemptions while boosting education funding comes with a $2.2 billion price tag, but is possible to pull off from a budgetary perspective, according to an analysis conducted by Mitch BEAN Great Lakes Consulting."
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Moolenaar/Mitchell In Dead Heat In MI-4
"In one of the more bitterly fought congressional Republican primaries in recent memory, 4th Congressional candidate John MOOLENAAR has closed a 23-point gap and the Republican primary there is now a heat, according to two polls shared with MIRS today."
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Bernstein: I'll 'Absolutely' Keep An Open Mind
"Attorney Richard BERNSTEIN told reporters in Lansing today after announcing his run for the state Supreme Court that if elected he'll "absolutely" keep an open mind if elected and business interested should not be concerned about getting a fair shake from him."
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Officials Named To Authorities Overseeing NITC, Land Acquisition Next
"(WINDSOR, Canada) -- Gov. Rick SNYDER and a top Canadian official today heralded another milestone in the new bridge project: The appointment of officials to the two boards that will oversee and carry it out."
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Pappageorge Asks About MDE Transparency On New Assessment
"The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is being charged with coming up with a new state assessment for grade school students for spring 2016. Previously, MDE officials selected Smarter Balanced as the best alternative."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I’ll make the same comment about the proposal that Rocco made to Michael CORLEONE about assassinating Hyman ROTH: “Difficult, Not impossible."

- Mitch BEAN from Great Lakes Economic Consultants in assessing the feasibility of balancing the state budget through gubernatorial candidate Mark SCHAUER's plan to restore income tax exemptions and increase education funding to the tune of $2.2 billion.