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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


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


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


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


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


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