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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., April 21, 2017

Meekhof Broaching MPSERS Discussion Again

Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) is planning to meet with staff and confer with his caucus this week about renewing a conversation about the now $29.1 billion and growing debt in the teachers' retirement program known as the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System or MPSERS.
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Whiston: Detroit Plans To Voluntarily Close Some Schools

State Superintendent Brian WHISTON said Wednesday the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) plans to voluntarily close some of its buildings.
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Senate Cuts $277.1M, House $272.4M From Gov's FY '18 Recs

The final numbers are in and Republican-led Senate and House budget subcommittees cut $277.1 million and $272.4 million, respectfully, in General Fund money out of Gov. Rick SNYDER Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget.
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Gov Makes 6 Trade Boards Advisory Panels

Six trade boards that oversee electricians, plumbers and other skilled trade professionals were formally made advisory bodies that only have the power to call special meetings "whenever necessary," under action Gov. Rick SNYDER took Tuesday.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley looks to be well on his way toward a gubernatorial run, and he's already separating himself from Gov. Rick Snyder on one issue -- the state's federally mandated education plan sent to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Calley wants it returned to revisit provisions related to special education. The MIRS team explores this with guest Peter Spadafore of the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA).
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