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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


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



A huge thank you to all of those involved this year in the 3rd French Canadian Heritage commemoration in Michigan. Communities and leaders around the state made it happen. 275 more words

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Bill nearing approval lets drivers show police insurance via phone

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Drivers pulled over by the police could show proof of auto insurance on their mobile device under legislation nearing final approval in Michigan. 106 more words


Lawmakers Look To End Sales Tax On Gun Safety Devices

LANSING (AP) – Michigan lawmakers are hoping to encourage gun owners to buy gun safes and trigger locks by temporarily rescinding the sales tax on purchasing the devices. 119 more words


Senate approves gas tax hike as Calley breaks tie

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a 15-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax increase phased in over three years after Lt. Gov. Brian Calley broke a 19-19 tie. 91 more words


Michigan Senate OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads [Podcast]

LANSING (WWJ/AP) –  The Republican-led Michigan Senate narrowly passed a 15-cents-a-gallon gas tax hike on Wednesday with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley serving as a tie-breaker. 250 more words