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Michigan's Road Funding Agreement - The Breakdown

The road funding package agreed to and passed by the House and Senate late last night during the final day of the legislature’s lame duck session is essentially a three-step process. 168 more words

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Bills OK'd To Help Detroiters Avoid Foreclosure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says bills approved overwhelmingly by the Legislature would give 20,000 Detroit homeowners the ability to restructure their property tax debts to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. 97 more words

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Michigan Forest Plan Passed By Split Legislature

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan legislators have voted to curtail state regulators’ consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forest land.

The Republican-controlled House’s party-line vote Thursday night came despite objections from environmentalists who say the “anti-science” bill guts practices in place for nearly 100 years. 78 more words

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Legislature Votes To Boost Aquatic Species Fines

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Legislature has voted to boost penalties for knowingly having or selling prohibited aquatic species in the state.

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly finished approving five bills moving toward Gov. 103 more words

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Bills OK'd To Require DNA From Felony Suspects

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Legislature has approved bills to expand the collection of DNA samples to include people arrested on suspicion of any felony charge. 99 more words

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"Municipal Utility Residential Clean Energy Program Act" Passes the Michigan Legislature with Strong Bi-Partisan Support!

Check out all the attention the “Municipal Utility Residential Clean Energy Program Act” is receiving after it passed with flying colors yesterday!

Huge thank you and congratulations to all who played a part in bringing this together! 311 more words

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Michigan Religious Freedom as an excuse for ambiguous discrimination

House Bill no. 5958, also known as “Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” passed the house on December 4th, 2014. Introduced by Representative Jase Bolger (R) and still in the process of being passed by the Senate as well as signed by Governor Snyder, this bill is known to all my friends as the bill that allows EMTs to refuse service to LGBTQ people. 753 more words

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