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Michigan: Where the rubber "trumps" the road

My younger brother Greg, his wife Carla and my baseball all-star nephew, Jackson, arrived in the Detroit area on Sunday to begin Team Iowa’s quest for the Junior League World Series title. 530 more words

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Lying, cheating, scheming MI GOP Rep plays #TheGodCard ... updated

Ex-aides and recordings: Michigan lawmaker asked aide to conceal relationship Lansing — State Rep. Todd Courser planned the distribution of a fictional email alleging he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal his relationship with Rep. 149 more words

Michigan House approves bill prohibiting local wage agreements

LANSING, MI (AP) – Governments would be prohibited from setting local minimum wages or other employer requirements under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature. 202 more words

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#MITransportation Month of Action

From June 15 to July 10, passionate advocates will participate in a Transportation Month of Action to tell legislators to find a real solution to our transportation crisis. 786 more words

Bill Would Empower Michigan Legislature To Issue Subpoenas

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan legislature would have subpoena power over local governments under legislation approved by the House.

Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Ed McBroom says the change approved Tuesday is needed to ensure the Legislature can retrieve documents from local governments without having to go through the state’s public records process. 99 more words

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Michigan bills aim to protect military parents' custody

LANSING, MI (AP) – Active-duty military parents couldn’t be punished for failing to appear in court for custody battles in certain cases under bills approved by the Michigan Legislature. 104 more words

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State House approves changes to Michigan's open meetings law

LANSING, MI (AP) – Local elected officials would have to be physically present for a vote at an open meeting under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature. 107 more words

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