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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The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps is looking for a few good experts in internet security.

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A state lawmaker wants to require driver education in Michigan to include training on how to behave during police stops.

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A state lawmaker faces questions for failing to explain why his campaign committee paid 114 thousand dollars he put on his personal credit card.

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Enbridge Energy says this year was not the first time some protecting coating was scraped off the exterior of Line 5.

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The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.

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A state appeals court says a former tribal police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud charges can’t run for state or local political offices. The case will now go to the state Supreme Court.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has handed a victory to local governments in a widely watched property tax case involving big-box retailers.

The governor has made a decision on disciplinary action for the head of the Michigan State Police.

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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee but they’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.

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The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018.