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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Twenty-nine Michigan counties will be receiving more than $4 million from the federal government as part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. These are dollars owed to communities in lieu of taxes, because federal land is not taxable. Getting the most money is Gogebic County, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A revised plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan as part of the Affordable Care Act has cleared the state House. The measure would bring in 320-thousand more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. The revised version of the plan […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $49.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget for the state. The governor was joined by a handful of lawmakers at the signing ceremony yesterday at his downtown Lansing office. The budget is nearly 1 percent bigger than the current year and has […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Rio Tinto Mining Corporation has announced they have reached a binding agreement to sell its Eagle Mine project in Marquette County to a Canadian metals producer. The sale of the operation to Lundin Mining Corporation is for an estimated $325 million in cash. The Eagle Mine features […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The effort in Michigan to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act is moving forward in Lansing. The measure brings in 320,000 more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. A House committee Wednesday approved a revised version […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of local construction workers is protesting the hiring policies in place at a construction site in Marquette Township. Protesters gathered today to picket along US-41 near Brickyard Road with signs supporting local workers.  Organizer John Kleiber explained that the construction of the new store, ULTA […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Florida-based company has announced it’s planned purchase of Pioneer Surgical Technology of Marquette. RTI Biologics Inc., a provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, announced its intent to acquire Pioneer for $130 million in cash earlier today. The new company will have a new name to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich) will announce Friday whether he will seek the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by long-time U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich). The Detroit News reports that a Rogers spokesperson has confirmed the announcement will come Friday, but would […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Prominent tea party activists in Michigan are calling on conservatives to “sit out” the Republican effort to re-elect Governor Rick Snyder, because the governor has pushed hard for the Obamacare-related expansion of Medicaid in Michigan. The governor recently announced he would ask Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) are supporting Governor Rick Snyder’s request of President Obama to approve a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties affected by spring floods. The Senators submitted a letter of support of the request which is the first step in getting […]

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