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6/4/15: Tax Hike? / Water Deal / Road Fix / Detroit Talk

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This week it seemed everywhere you looked, it was all about the money. First, a $52 million structural deficit, could taxpayers get the tab for a court-ordered judgment? Also, major issues surround the lease of Detroit’s water and sewerage system to a regional water authority.  Plus, the legislature is inching toward fixing Michigan’s roads and landing a budget.

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May 21, 2015: Road Funds / Prison Reform / Policy Forum / Detroit Investors

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We’ve been talking about the bad condition of Michigan roads for a while and now the legislature and Governor Snyder have reached a deal on how much money will be used to fix the state’s roads and bridges. However, it’s only a drop in the bucket for the total amount that’s needed.

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May 14, 2015: Senator Charged / Transit Plan / Summer Sessions / New Deadlines

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State Senator Virgil Smith faces felony charges following a shooting incident at his Detroit home involving his ex-wife. He's been removed from Senate committees and caucus duties. But is that enough? The MiWeek team discusses the limited options in the State Constitution for removing legislators.

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Top Stories

One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

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Maria Garcia Juarez wandered around the international arrivals area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday, frantically looking for a government official who held a sheet of paper with her fate written on it.

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21 Days to Exile: A Detroit Public TV and Bridge Magazine collaboration for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative

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Engagement. Partners. Collaboration. Impact. This is the way it’s supposed to work. Those four critical components guide the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC) and #OneDetroit. And they are all playing out over three weeks in May in…

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Digging Deeper

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Detroit Public Television’s One Detroit is documenting the last days of a 23-year-old Detroiter scheduled to be deported later this month, May 2017. Maria Garcia Juarez has lived in Michigan since 2011, married to a US citizen with a one-and-a-half year old son, also a US citizen. But Juarez herself is an undocumented alien, entering the US from Mexico as an undocumented 8 months old.

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From Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News

Bankole: Alabama Sen. Doug Jones teaches Dems inclusion

By appointing an African-American as his top aide, Doug Jones has helped bend historys moral arc toward justice

Column: Don’t delay on health care reform

Without legislative action premiums will keep soaring, further limiting coverage options for Americans, Trautwein writes

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