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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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If the bill giving industry oversight over the Department of Environmental Quality is signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, conservation groups fear that more injection wells such as this one in Osceola will be permitted across the state. (Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation)

LANSING, Mich. — Groups concerned about clean water and clean air are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder to reject several bills that would give industry new influence over the state Department of Environmental Quality. Senate Bill 652 would create an environmental rules review committee that could

State organizations say Michigan's open records laws need to be reformed. Credit: Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia.

LANSING, Mich. – Not only did Michigan receive a failing grade in a new 2015 State Integrity Investigation, it came in dead last in ethics and transparency laws. The state failed in 10 out of 13 areas scored in the report released Monday by the Center for Public Integrity. Melanie McElroy, e

PHOTO: Though Michigan's lame duck legislative session lasts just nine days, Governor Rick Snyder says getting a road funding bill to his desk before January 1 is a priority. Photo credit: M. Shand

LANSING, Mich. - With the election results now in, Michigan's outgoing legislators only have a handful of session days left before the end of the year, but they're still expected to tackle a very big issue: finding a funding solution for the state's deteriorating roads. Marissa Luna, new media spec

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House committee today takes up a bill that would allow investment advisers to police themselves, through what's called a self-regulatory organization (SRO). Critics of the idea say that's like putting a fox in charge of the henhouse - and it's the same system that has failed to

DETROIT - A group of veterans wants to make sure that residents of Michigan have a sense of the true cost of the nation's dependence on imported oil. VoteVets has been running television ads across the state that feature veterans talking about the human, financial and environmental costs of oil. Vot

Lansing, MI – "A woman't place is in the House...and in the Senate!" This 1970s rallying cry is making a comeback, because women could be big winners in the Michigan House this fall, if the numbers of females running is any indication. About 100 women, a record number, filed for House seats;

Lansing, MI – It's report card time for the justices of the Michigan State Supreme Court and, for the most part, their grades could be better. The court's seven justices, for the first time ever, have been reviewed and ranked on their performance and knowledge of the law by those who should kn

Lansing, MI – They can run, but they can't hide. Politicians running for office can't hide from tough questions in Michigan anymore, thanks to a new database of voting records, campaign donation information and speech transcripts of every candidate and elected leader in the state and nation.

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