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 commission has recommended salary increases of 2 percent a year for the governor, legislators and other state elected officials.

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Michigan could lose more than half of the COVID-19 vaccine doses that are allocated to the state on a weekly basis. That’s because demand is slipping.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s former cabinet-level health chief confirmed Thursday that he left over differences about the state’s response to COVID-19. That was part of former Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon’s testimony before the state House Oversight Committee.

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There was action today (TUE) in Lansing toward setting stricter ethical standards for legislators.

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The owners of a Cheboygan County bar can be sued for failing to protect a patron from racist assaults on the sidewalk in front of the business. That decision came from this week from the Michigan Court of Appeals.