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Bill boosts fee for election recount when margin isn't close

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Legislation up for a vote in the Michigan Senate would double the fee for losing candidates to file recount petitions if they are down by more than 5 percentage points. 94 more words

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Lawmakers move to curb distracted driving

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A bill in the state House seeks to tackle the growing problem of distracted driving by making it a civil infraction just to be holding a smart phone while operating a car. 76 more words

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Frustrations arise in Winnipeg over delays in missing, murdered indigenous women national inquiry

WINNIPEG — For over a week, a group of activists have been camping out at Memorial Park in hopes of bringing attention to the frustrations around delays in the national inquiry in to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. 324 more words

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Lawmakers concerned over slow statehouse pace

TOPEKA, Kan (KSNT)  –  Lawmakers are out of town this weekend after a move to debate school finance failed on the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives Friday. 292 more words

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Georgia Republicans remember Roger Ailes' impact

Doug Chalmers was 24 and working on his first political campaign in 1988 when he first met Roger Ailes, the veteran GOP operative and Fox News founder who died this week… 455 more words

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Republican leaders halt talks with Snyder after pension dispute

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Republican legislative leaders have canceled budget talks with Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration due to their dispute with the governor over switching new teachers away from a pension into a 401(k) retirement plan. 74 more words

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