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Lessenberry: Compensating the wrongly convincted

By Jack Lessenberry

LANSING, MI – Nobody should ever be forced to endure what David Gavitt and Julie Baumer had to endure.

They were both wrongly convicted of horrendous crimes. 644 more words


State legislature aims to pass bill to aid families of fallen first responders

LANSING, Mich. – A bill is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder that could help take care of families of fallen emergency responders.

The bill passed in the senate unanimously, and cleared the house yesterday. 38 more words


Senate OKs extending legal protection to all overdose calls

LANSING, Mich. – Anyone in Michigan could report drug overdoses without fear of being prosecuted for illegal possession under legislation nearing Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. 99 more words


Michigan may soon allow self-driving cars without drivers

LANSING, Mich. – Right now, Michigan law requires self-driving cars to contain a human back-up driver to take over in the case of an emergency. However, those rules could soon change. 119 more words


Previewing The Final 20 Days of Session in 2016

(From MIRS, Aug. 24, 2016)

What Can Get Done In 20 Session Days?

Twenty or so days, that’s all that is left for Michigan’s 98th Legislature. 1,848 more words

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Michigan Senate to vote on equal coverage of chemotherapy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – An effort to require health insurers to provide cancer patients the same coverage for oral drugs as for intravenous medications is expected to advance in the Michigan Legislature. 79 more words


Driving under the influence...of pot: What's the limit?

A bill advancing in Michigan’s Legislature may set the stage for setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana.

The House voted 107-1 Tuesday to create a commission to research and recommend a threshold of THC bodily content that would constitute evidence of impaired driving. 76 more words