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For the Record

If the House budget were enacted as it now stands, it will be the fifth consecutive year of spending increases with Republicans controlling the House, Senate and governor's office. … more
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The average state worker had 10.2 days of sick leave and 17.7 annual leave days in 2014-15. … more
Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan approved a ban on selling closed Detroit Public School buildings to charters schools in 2014, but now says he wants a level playing field for all schools. … more
The deadline to file income taxes is April 18 and government has found a new way to turn Americans into tax cheats. … more
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation made deals with businesses to give them $1 billion in aid from the taxpayers. But the MEDC won't say what businesses received it. … more
The MSU professor who went on an anti-Republican rant in 2013 that was captured on video has received two raises since then. … more
There were 927 people on the state of Michigan's payroll who made $100,000 or more in 2011. By 2015, the number of six-figure employees had increased by 55 percent to 1,437. … more
One Michigan Senator has a lot of beliefs about how private companies should run their businesses that he doesn't want to follow himself. … more
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