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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Tuition-free community college for all is one of the priorities rolled out today (Mon.) by state House Democrats.

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 A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will roll out bills Monday designed to combat sexual misconduct on college campuses.

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A bill to make English Michigan’s official language cleared the state House today

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State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office.

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Public universities might risk losing a portion of their state funding for failing to meet benchmarks to prevent campus sexual misconduct.