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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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State organizations say Michigan's open records laws need to be reformed. Credit: Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia.

LANSING, Mich. – Not only did Michigan receive a failing grade in a new 2015 State Integrity Investigation, it came in dead last in ethics and transparency laws. The state failed in 10 out of 13 areas scored in the report released Monday by the Center for Public Integrity. Melanie McElroy, e

PHOTO: Though Michigan's lame duck legislative session lasts just nine days, Governor Rick Snyder says getting a road funding bill to his desk before January 1 is a priority. Photo credit: M. Shand

LANSING, Mich. - With the election results now in, Michigan's outgoing legislators only have a handful of session days left before the end of the year, but they're still expected to tackle a very big issue: finding a funding solution for the state's deteriorating roads. Marissa Luna, new media spec

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House committee today takes up a bill that would allow investment advisers to police themselves, through what's called a self-regulatory organization (SRO). Critics of the idea say that's like putting a fox in charge of the henhouse - and it's the same system that has failed to

DETROIT - A group of veterans wants to make sure that residents of Michigan have a sense of the true cost of the nation's dependence on imported oil. VoteVets has been running television ads across the state that feature veterans talking about the human, financial and environmental costs of oil. Vot

Lansing, MI – "A woman't place is in the House...and in the Senate!" This 1970s rallying cry is making a comeback, because women could be big winners in the Michigan House this fall, if the numbers of females running is any indication. About 100 women, a record number, filed for House seats;

Lansing, MI – It's report card time for the justices of the Michigan State Supreme Court and, for the most part, their grades could be better. The court's seven justices, for the first time ever, have been reviewed and ranked on their performance and knowledge of the law by those who should kn

Lansing, MI – They can run, but they can't hide. Politicians running for office can't hide from tough questions in Michigan anymore, thanks to a new database of voting records, campaign donation information and speech transcripts of every candidate and elected leader in the state and nation.

Ann Arbor, MI – "Running and exercise" are typical resolutions for the New Year and for one Ann Arbor group, that means 2008 will see a woman "running" for office, and female voters "exercising" their right to vote. MI List co-founder and executive director Barb Fuller believes there's inspira

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