Rick Pluta

Capitol Bureau Chief and Reporter

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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A campaign to amend the Michigan Constitution is asking a judge to order a state board to certify its question for the November ballot.

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Governor Rick Snyder has approved six-month ban on ships dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Miranda warnings to suspects who are arrested and questioned are not complete unless officers include the detail that attorneys can be in the room before and during interrogations.

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The state Department of Civil Rights is now accepting complaints from people who say they’ve faced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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A question to boost Michigan’s minimum wage to 12 dollars an hour could be headed to the November ballot.