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State senators seek to get tougher on poachers

By Howard Meyerson

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Two Michigan senators want to send a tough message to poachers and wild animal traffickers in Michigan. They recently introduced legislation calling for tougher penalties and higher restitution paid to the state when a person is convicted of illegally killing, buying, selling, or possessing game or protected wildlife species. 504 more words

Michigan House approves bills to limit tax credit liabilities

LANSING, MI (AP) – The tax credit program that unexpectedly brought on $9.4 billion in potential liability for the state would be limited under two bills moving through the Michigan Legislature. 100 more words


Proposal 1 is dead, but the transportation funding question remains

By now you’ve no doubt heard all about the fall of Tuesday’s Proposal 1 vote. The proposed change to funding Michigan’s transportation system lost with a dramatic… 1,050 more words


Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015

The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.

I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the legislative priorities and concerns of the Northern Michigan business community. 521 more words

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Michigan Panel OKs Bills Making It Crime To Assault Referee

LANSING, MI (AP) – Bills moving forward in the Michigan Legislature would make it illegal to assault a sports referee.

A Senate committee on Tuesday voted 4-1 to send the legislation to the full Senate. 96 more words


May Ballot Sets Precedent for Michigan's Future

Michigan’s need for transportation funding looms over the state like a persistent cold that will not go away until addressed properly. While extensive Emergen-C and chicken noodle soup will not fix Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, the funding from the comprehensive bill package on the ballot in May has the ingredients to potentially alleviate many of Michigan’s ailments, and you have an opportunity to influence this decisive vote. 947 more words

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Alliance Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance revealed its 2015 legislative priorities while in Lansing for the Governor’s State of the State address on January 21, 2015. 79 more words