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Michigan committee begins reviewing Detroit schools plan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The debate over a plan to restructure Detroit’s ailing school district is officially underway in Michigan’s Legislature.

The Senate Government Operations Committee held the first hearing on Gov. 93 more words

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Uninformed voters are best, according to Michigan legislature

Why be so sneaky about it? If they don’t want the electorate to be well-informed about the issues, why doesn’t the Michigan legislature just say they prefer stupid voters because intelligent voters are too much of a threat to how they want to do things? 305 more words

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Bill continues Michigan health insurance tax until 2025

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s tax on health insurance would be continued until 2025 under legislation scheduled for a vote in the Legislature.

The Senate plans to vote on Tuesday on extending the 0.75 percent health insurance claims assessment, which helps pay for Medicaid coverage for low-income residents. 81 more words

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Legislature votes to end deadline to request DNA testing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Legislature is eliminating a deadline for people convicted of felonies to petition a judge for new DNA testing and a new trial. 100 more words

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New law voiding old laws goes to Governor's desk

Outdated crimes such as cursing in front of women or children would no longer be on Michigan’s books under legislation headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. 97 more words

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Bills To Protect Student Data Advance In Legislature

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Student data would be protected under legislation progressing in the Michigan Legislature.

The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for two bills the sponsor says are designed to safeguard students’ privacy and regulate how data is stored. 96 more words

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Michigan Legislature OKs Roads Plan With Gas, Fee Hikes

By DAVID EGGERT/Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan Legislature narrowly approved a plan to boost road spending late Tuesday, a major step toward resolution on the issue after months of contentious wrangling and years of debate. 797 more words

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