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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't know how the hell they're going to get it through the House."

- Rep. Todd COURSER (R-Lapeer) in reaction to the Senate road funding plan, which includes a 15-cent gas tax hike.

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Why Has Teacher Evaluation Bill Become So Political?
"When state lawmakers got rid of Michigan's "last-in, first-out" teacher tenure law four years ago, a new commission was created to craft a report on how public school teachers across the state should be graded."
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Predictions Of Changes, Conference Greet Senate Road Plan In House
"A day after the Senate approved a $1.4 billion road plan, including a 15-cent per-gallon gas tax hike, some House members predicted changes while others predicted the legislation was headed for a conference committee."
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Audit Faults Corrections' Oversight Of Prisoner Health Care
"An Office of Auditor General (OAG) report concluded today the Department of Corrections (DOC) didn't ensure its medical providers completed assessments for prisoners with chronic ailments."
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Kerfuffle Over Local Clerk Inspires Bill To Oust Elected Officials
"A township's recent battle with a wayward clerk has sparked legislation that could give local governments a way to boot an elected official who is not performing his or her duties without the need of a public recall."
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Supreme Court Removes Judge Over Mental Disability
"Former 36th District Judge Brenda SANDERS told The Detroit News Thursday she would be pursuing legal action after the Michigan Supreme Court ordered this week her removal from the bench, following a 2014 unpaid suspension."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't know how the hell they're going to get it through the House."

- Rep. Todd COURSER (R-Lapeer) in reaction to the Senate road funding plan, which includes a 15-cent gas tax hike.