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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Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted today by the state Senate.

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Governor Rick Snyder and state lawmakers have an extra $315 million dollars to work with as they finalize the new budget.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has called a halt to a petition campaign to repeal wage protections for workers on government-funded construction projects.  

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Construction worker unions have asked the Michigan Supreme Court to put the brakes on sending a petition-initiated question to the Legislature.

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A court says the Legislature gets to vote on a petition-initiated bill that would outlaw rules for how workers are paid on publicly funded projects.