SW Michigan

11:51 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court considers whether to give advisory opinion on "right to work" law

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Michigan Solicitor General will be allowed to file brief in the case
LANSING, MI - Back in late January, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of the state's right-to-work law. The high court hasn't yet issued an advisory opinion or said if it will do so. Snyder's request remains pending.
7:50 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Political battle over Medicaid expansion may cost Michigan hospitals

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Hospitals face cuts to Medicaid reimbursement under federal Affordable Care Act
Lansing - The outcome of a political battle over Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed Medicaid expansion could have serious consequences for Michigan hospitals, particularly the Detroit Medical Center. Snyder is among eight Republican governors to break with his party in support of the Medicaid expansion, which is part of Obamacare.
7:45 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Belding clock tower to come down

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Crews will try to save top of structure
BELDING, MI - After standing watch over the city for 123 years, the iconic Belding silk mill clock tower's final days are winding down quickly. Little besides the tower remains of a once-hulking factory complex that has undergone demolition since late March in the middle of downtown Belding.
6:52 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Kalamazoo Central High School student inspires bill to allow students to miss school for religious holidays

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Madeline Richman testified before the House Education committee on Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Madeline Richman, a junior at Kalamazoo Central High School, was reluctant to miss school last fall to mark the Jewish High Holidays because it would undermine her record of perfect school attendance. She mentioned her dilemma to Kate Segal, a Battle Creek lawmaker in the state House and, like Richman, a member of Temple B'nai Israel in Kalamazoo.
6:18 am
Fri May 3, 2013

"No fault" insurance reform clears House committee

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Bill passed Insurance Committee on party-line vote, bill's sponsor says it faces "an uphill battle"
LANSING, MI -- Legislation that would overhaul Michigan's no-fault auto insurance system is headed to the state House for consideration after a Republican-led committee advanced it this evening. "The votes were there, and we'll see if we have the votes on the floor," said state Rep.