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Legislation Looks To Repeal Michigan's Fireworks Law Of 2011

LANSING (WWJ) – It’s a law that’s created some disquiet within communities and now a state Senator has introduced legislation to repeal Michigan’s fireworks law that allows for fireworks that had previously been banned. 178 more words


New Bill Would Ensure All Pints of Beer Are Really 16-Ounces

Two Michigan representatives are raising their glasses to a bill that would make it an “offense” to serve or advertise a pint that contains fewer than 16 ounces of beer,  264 more words

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David Knezek: Cut our veterans a break by restoring Earned Income Tax Credit

State Rep. David Knezek — the first Iraq War veteran to serve in the Michigan Legislature — has penned an excellent column for the Detroit Free Press, outlining just why the EITC is so important for military families. 92 more words

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes In-State Tuition For Vets

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Active duty military personnel and veterans would pay in-state tuition in Michigan under measures introduced by one Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. David Knezek of Dearborn Heights introduced two joint resolutions Thursday to provide any active-duty, reserve or honorary discharged service members with in-state tuition at Michigan state universities and community colleges. 247 more words


A small investment that makes a big difference: Coalition calls for restoration of EITC funding

LANSING, Mich. – Citing its proven effectiveness in helping working families and the communities they live in, a broad coalition of social justice advocates, religious groups and organizations working to combat poverty today called on the Michigan Legislature to reinstate funding for the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which was slashed from 20 percent of the federal credit to 6 percent in 2011. 501 more words