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The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress has replaced the Michigan Educational Assessment Program after 44 years.
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The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress has replaced the Michigan Educational Assessment Program after 44 years. Photo: Getty Images
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New Standardized Test in Michigan

Students that attend public schools across Michigan will take an updated standardized test according to state education officials.

The new Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) replaced the Michigan Educational Assessment Program after 44 years

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Bloomberg - Getty Images
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Michigan Raising Gas Tax for Christmas!

The Michigan Senate has approved a gas tax plan designed to raise more than $1 billion a year on the backs of Michigan residents. The latest tax hike makes it ever harder to tell difference between Democrats and Republicans in this state

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Portland Press Herald - Getty Images
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Frigid Forecast- for 6 Months!

More snow along with temperatures plummeting as much as 40 degrees below normal will leave us craving spring even earlier than last year I’m afraid.

I’ve been warning since the late end to last winter made way for a very cold summer 2014 that we were very likely to get a winter even more severe than the last

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Getty Images By: Stanley Chou
Getty Images By: Stanley Chou
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Oh Canada, Not Michigan

Oh Canada, why us?

Canada is not happy with the United States and may take it out at least in part on the state of Michigan.

Canada is planning to put tariffs on Michigan products, including meat, apples, pasta and furniture

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Legislation on Discrimination in Michigan Getting Mixed Reviews
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Legislation on Discrimination Getting Mixed Reviews

A pair of bills being discussed at the state Capitol would more fully define anti-discrimination policies in the state.  And while offering additional protections for gays in Michigan, they would also protect religious beliefs.

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Photo by: Jo Anne Paul)
Photo by: Jo Anne Paul)
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Group Looking to Keep Term Limits “Rides” Into Lansing

Those traveling near the state Capitol today may have to do a double-take.  A 10-foot wooden horse is set to stand in front of the Capitol Building today with a message: don't touch term limits!

The group of

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Image from NASA
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Lower Michigan’s Tax Rate

Is it time to lower Michigan’s personal income tax?

Well the analyst an Mackinac Center for Public Policy thinks so.

You might remember that the Michigan Legislature and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm raised our personal income tax in 2007.  Democrat Gov. Granholm signed the biggest tax increase in Michigan history.

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State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Pellston introduced legislation to protect the civil liberties of gay residents in Michigan.
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State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Pellston introduced legislation to protect the civil liberties of gay residents in Michigan. Photo: Getty Images
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Possible Changes to Michigan Laws Banning Discrimination

State Representative Frank Foster, R-Pellston, has introduced legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  Advocates of gay rights are asking for the legislation to also protect Michigan residents who are transgender

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Robert E Daemmrich - Getty Images
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Immigration, Invasion and Executive Action!

There are reports leaking out of the White House now that President Barack Obama will roll out a 10 point plan to deal with illegal aliens and it could happen by November 21, 2014.

The plan reportedly includes more money for border guards and more security at the border itself

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Getty Images By: Stephen Shugerman
Getty Images By: Stephen Shugerman
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Tony the Tiger Said That?

Really, do we even have to go there?

Did the Christian groups really have to make an issue of this?

And why do companies have to dip their toes into social issues?

Apparently, some Christian groups were upset with Kellogg’s for an ad Kellogg used with

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