As officials continue to work out the 2016-17 fiscal year budget agreement, sources said Tuesday the state's universities would see about $20 million less than what Governor Rick Snyder originally recommended earlier this year and with prison inmate levels falling, the state will close a prison.
While no official target agreement has been signed, conference committees for the individual budgets are expected to finish their work by next week, sources speaking on condition of anonymity said. General Fund target funding levels have been distributed to the Appropriations subcommittee chairs for each department and major budget area.
Melissa Gilbert has decided to end her campaign for the 8th U.S. House District in a stunning decision that could leave Democrats without a candidate against U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Rochester).
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Detroit contends the law enacted late last year repealing the option for voters to choose a political party's slate of candidates with a single vote on their ballot violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act.
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