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Michigan Legislature Concludes 2016 Lame Duck

The 2015-2016 session of the Michigan Legislature wrapped up on December 15, 2016. What was being touted as a potentially wild lame duck session ultimately came and went with very few controversial issues making it through to final passage. 509 more words

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Five Feet to Save Lives

It’s December, and it’s snowing, conditions when I normally put away my bikes for the year and dream about long rides next summer. Yet bikes are on my mind right now due to some recent and ongoing developments that could significantly improve cyclist safety and encourage more people to get on a bike. 654 more words

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Alliance Crafting 2017 Legislative Agenda

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance will focus next year on issues critical to Northern Michigan’s business community, specifically on building and maintaining a strong workforce for the region. 147 more words

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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

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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

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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

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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

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