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Straight-ticket voting likely going away in Michigan

By Tony Wittkowski | Business Reporter | The Herald Palladium

LANSING — Michigan legislators voted Wednesday to eliminate straight-ticket voting.

And there’s nothing voters can do to revive the practice if the bill becomes law. 1,045 more words

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Lawmakers OK Tax Breaks To Lure Mega-Data Center To Michigan

By David Eggert, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) – A major data center developer said it will expand into Michigan after securing tax breaks approved late Tuesday by lawmakers and that are expected to be signed into law. 615 more words

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Senate passes bill to codify super PACS in Michigan law

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Senate has voted to write into state law a U.S. Supreme Court decision and later federal rulings that allowed unfettered independent political spending by corporations and unions. 79 more words

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Michigan Senate Goes Against Governor, Approves Data Center Tax Breaks

LANSING (AP) – The state Senate on Thursday narrowly approved lucrative tax breaks designed to guarantee that a major Internet data center developer chooses Michigan as the site of its first mega-campus in the eastern half of the U.S. 522 more words

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Senate won't vote on energy this year; Detroit bills coming

LANSING, MI (AP) – The Michigan Senate will not vote on energy policy this year, and it is unlikely the chamber will consider a bailout and overhaul of Detroit Public Schools either. 103 more words

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Senate nixes paid union release time for public workers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A divided Michigan Senate has narrowly voted to prohibit public employers from authorizing paid release time for unionized employees to conduct union business. 94 more words

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Senate votes to end deadline to petition for DNA test, trial

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Senate has voted unanimously to eliminate a deadline for people convicted of felonies to petition a judge for new DNA testing and a new trial. 87 more words

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