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 Republican state senator faces a formal investigation into whether he sexually harassed a young journalist seeking an interview.

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The state Senate Republican leader has put the sales tax on the table as a possible way to fund road repairs.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she thinks it will take more than one funding source to raise enough revenue to fix the state’s roads and infrastructure.

The Legislature rejected her proposal last year to raise the fuel tax.

Michigan’s economy will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, and state tax revenues will remain flat. That’s the determination of a state board that helps Governor Whitmer and the Legislature craft a budget for the coming fiscal year.

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A liberal advocacy group wants to ask more questions on whether then-Attorney General Bill Schuette and his staff tried to use private e-mails to skirt open government laws.