State of Michigan http://michiganradio.org en A Michigan state-federal health care exchange killed by Senate Republicans http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-federal-health-care-exchange-killed-senate-republicans <p>Michigan will be part of the federal government’s health insurance exchange, instead of being a partner in a joint effort.</p><p>That’s because the state Senate began its spring break yesterday without meeting a deadline to vote on accepting federal funds for the project.</p><p>Republicans in the state Senate defied the wishes of Governor Snyder and a lot of business groups by refusing federal funding for a joint federal-state health insurance exchange.</p><p>That’s where customers will go to comparison shop for coverage. Instead, Michigan customers will shop on the federal government’s exchange. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:38:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 11822 at http://michiganradio.org A Michigan state-federal health care exchange killed by Senate Republicans New Michigan Laws Increase Arson Penalties http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-laws-increase-arson-penalties <p>Four new laws are going into effect in 2013 that will dramatically increase penalties for arson in Michigan.</p><p>The laws revise sentencing guidelines to give courts more latitude to hand down longer prison terms. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:31:11 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10614 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan Laws Increase Arson Penalties