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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

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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

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Bill would order research on marijuana limit for drivers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A bill up for a vote in the Michigan Legislature could set the stage for setting a legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana. 107 more words

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Senate updates domestic violence bills

The Michigan Senate overwhelmingly has approved a package of bills to overhaul the state’s domestic violence laws.

Senators passed the seven-bill package Thursday. It still needs to be reapproved by the House before heading to Gov. 93 more words

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UPDATE: Michigan legislature passes "revenge porn" ban; heads to Snyder's desk now

UPDATE April 14 (2:00 p.m.) – Legislation that bans cyber revenge in Michigan is on its way to Governor Snyder’s desk for his signature.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. 197 more words

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Senate tightens ballot petition rules

The Senate has passed legislation to ensure that signatures collected for a ballot question are valid only if collected within 180 days.

Current law allows groups to challenge the cap, including a group in favor of legalizing marijuana. 76 more words

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Bill that could boost organ donation approved by Michigan Senate

Five years ago, about a quarter of all Michigan adults volunteered to be potential organ donors.

Today, it’s about half.

And a bill that passed the Michigan Senate on Thursday might boost those numbers even more. 215 more words

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