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Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion in Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Senate committee Wednesday approved a measure expanding Medicaid in Michigan. The vote was 4-to-0 with one abstention. The proposal is linked with the federal Affordable Care Act, and affects up to 400,000 or more uninsured Michiganders. That bill could come up for a senate vote […]

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Union for Michigan Corrections Officers Filing Lawsuit for Lost Pay

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The labor union representing Michigan corrections officers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, because the state discontinued paying officers for pre-shift meetings as well as the time between clocking in and the time they arrived at the work site. The suit alleges a violation of […]

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Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Sets Deadlines for Largest Municipal Case to Date

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes has ruled the city of Detroit will have to file its plan to restructure 18 billion dollars in debt by March 1st. The time frame gives the estimated 100,000 creditors Detroit owes time to object to the bankruptcy filing or negotiate with […]

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Medicaid Expansion Vote Today

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A vote is expected today by a State Senate committee on legislation overhauling Medicaid, but also expanding it to those with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The expansion, which was discussed in the Senate Government Operations Committee Tuesday, is in connection with […]

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Man in Custody for Indecent Exposure in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police have reported taking into custody a man for allegedly exposing himself to two women. Chase Walker Rowe, 28, was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a short search by City Police after a call was made around 3:15PM by a woman walking down the […]

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Wolf-Hunting Licenses Delayed Due to Demand

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The sale of wolf hunting licenses in Michigan has been delayed until September 28th by the Department of Natural Resources. The sale, which was originally scheduled to start this Saturday, was postponed to ensure that the Department’s license sale technology will be able to handle the anticipated […]

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Chrysler Boosts Profits 16 Percent from Last Year

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Chrysler said today it earned a profit of just over a half a billion dollars during the three months ending June 30. That’s a 16% increase compared with the same period last year. The $507 million profit was due largely to an increase in pickup and SUV […]

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Statewide Gas Prices Fall 18 Cents

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It’s Christmas in July for Michigan motorists as gas prices fell nearly 18 cents this week. Triple A Michigan says the current statewide average is slightly more $3.63 per gallon, that’s just over two cents more than this same time last year. Among the cities it surveys, […]

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Consumer Confidence Continues to Rise

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A University of Michigan economist says consumer confidence reached its highest level in six years in July. Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, said this was the third consecutive month that consumer confidence has been higher than in any prior month […]

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Mich PAC Fundraising Up 11 Percent from Last Year

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fundraising by Michigan’s top 150 state political action committees increased by nearly 11 percent since January, compared to the same period in the previous election cycle. That translates to more than 9.5 million dollars, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a watchdog of political spending and […]

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