LANSING - State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has again told state government workers to "put a ring on it" to earn employer-sponsored benefits. For more than a decade, state workers have been allowed to cover other boyfriends, girlfriends or other adult "domestic partners" who have lived with them for at least year. The benefits were first negotiated into contracts in 2004, upheld by the Michigan Civil Service Commission over Gov.
LANSING – Residents paid state government agencies at least $891,246 over the last three years to receive public records. The Michigan State Police took in the overwhelming majority of that money, mostly through the $10-a-pop criminal background checks it provides, according to records provided to the State Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request. The actual statewide revenue over those years is likely higher.
LANSING – A state supervisor accused of manipulating records to make the state's child welfare agency appear in compliance with a federal court order has apparently been demoted. Marc LaForest, who was a Michigan Department of Health & Human Services child welfare supervisor in Barry County, is now a general Children's Protective Services worker in Ottawa County, according to copies of emails sent to staffers in those offices that were provided to the State Journal.
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