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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., April 13, 2018

Cash Assistance Cases In MI Hit 57-Year Low As Public Dole Dwindles

In 2017, publicly funded cash assistance cases in Michigan reached a 57-year low, and according to the latest data available from the state, that number is even lower now.  That's just one marker of the dwindling number of people on the public dole in Michigan. Back in 2011, in a state with close to 10 million people, there were just over 1 million public assistance cases on the books in Michigan. Now, in 2018, that number is closer to 700,000.
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Senate Adds $14.3M To U's For Campus Safety

Michigan's 15 public universities would receive $14.3 million next year to bolster campus safety, sexual assault prevention programs and student mental health initiatives under a Senate spending plan that moved out of a subcommittee Wednesday morning.
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Nessel Rides Progressive Enthusiasm To AG Nomination

(DETROIT) -- Progressives and previously uninvolved Democrats braved the icy conditions outside to flood the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) endorsement convention inside Cobo Hall, giving civil rights attorney Dana NESSEL the party's backing over union-backed Patrick MILES, the former U.S. Attorney.
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Future Lapsed Funds Eyed For Infrastructure Projects

A Senate subcommittee moved a budget plan Thursday that sets aside 25 percent of any money the state has left over after book closing for additional public infrastructure projects.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

The post-Michigan Democratic Party endorsement convention podcast features thoughts from Chair Brandon Dillon, two gubernatorial candidates and three party-endorsed candidates, including Dana Nessel, who prevailed in a hotly contested race for Attorney General.
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