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Claims Tax to Raise Medicaid Funds, Cost Patients

Updated: 08/26/2011 - A new way to help fund Medicaid in the state would raise 400 million dollars. It's also expected to draw double that amount in matching funds from the feds. However, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield, the new one percent tax on claims will cost its customers in Michigan $100 million.

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Enrollment Decreases at LCC

Updated: 08/26/2011 - The cost of getting an education is not getting cheaper, but the more expesive local option is gaining students, while the less expensive option is losing them.

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Unemployment Climbs in Mid-Michigan

Posted: 08/25/2011 - Unemployment climbed from 9.0 in June to 9.2% in July in the Lansing-East Lansing area. In Jackson, unemployment is up to 11% in July compared 10.6% in June.

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Suspected Case of West Nile in Michigan

Posted: 08/25/2011 - Health officials say a Macomb County man who recently died has been identified as Michigan's first probable human case of West Nile virus this year.

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Debate Over Michigan's New 4-Year Welfare Cap

Updated: 08/24/2011 - The Governor says the new welfare cap, when combined with the right job training programs, will help get Michigan back to work. Opponents of the cap say it disproportionately affects children and comes at the wrong time.

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More Limits on Welfare Benefits

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Starting in October, people will only be able to get four years of public assistance, a limit that could affect more than 12,000 families currently on welfare. Wednesday lawmakers toughened the wording on that limit.

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Stanley Cup Coming To Jackson

Posted: 08/24/2011 - Boston Bruins defenseman and Jackson native Steve Kampfer is bringing the famed hockey trophy to downtown Jackson Thursday night.

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Ingham Co. Denied Disaster Compensation

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Ingham Co. has received word from the state that it will not be reimbursed for the cost of handling the damage resulting from the storm and flooding of late July.

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