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Michigan to vote on 7 percent sales tax for roads
December 18, 2014 | AP  Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders have struck a road funding deal to put a proposed 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax to a statewide vote in May.

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Voters would have to approve road funding plan
Rick Pluta
December 18, 2014 | MPRN  Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are trying to convince state lawmakers to adopt a plan to raise one-point-three billion dollars for roads, and then put the question on the ballot in May.
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Time running out for medical marijuana bills in state Legislature
Jake Neher
December 18, 2014 | MPRN  Supporters of legislation to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan say it’s not likely to pass in 2014.
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Snyder reorganizes economic, job training efforts
December 18, 2014 | AP  Gov. Rick Snyder is reorganizing the state's economic growth and job training efforts under one department.

Job cuts looming at state agency due to budget reduction
December 18, 2014 | AP  One of Michigan's largest state agencies says it will eliminate jobs to deal with a $7.5 million budget cut.

Muskegon County meat business completes renovation
December 18, 2014 | AP  A 107-year-old Muskegon County meat business that has been in operation through five generations has expanded to meet growing retail demand.

Police: Michigan teen shot near high school
December 18, 2014 | WGVU  Police are searching for whoever shot a Grand Rapids-area high school student in the leg as he left basketball practice.

Labor activist faces sentencing in fraud case
December 18, 2014 | WGVU  A Detroit-area labor activist known for repeatedly suing Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit officials to stop the use of emergency managers faces sentencing in a federal fraud case.

Michigan road funding talks down to final day
December 18, 2014 | WGVU  Talks over raising taxes to repair deteriorating Michigan roads have come down to the last day of voting in the Legislature this year.

Toyota boosting Michigan research and development
December 18, 2014 | WGVU  Toyota Motor Corp. is further boosting its research and development work in southeastern Michigan.

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