SW Michigan

4:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Subcommittee doesn't approve $1.2 billion road repairs

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It’s now the full Senate Appropriations Committee’s turn to look over the transportation budget.
LANSING - The state transportation budget advanced in the Senate today without the extra $1.2 billion in road and bridge funding called for by Gov. Rick Snyder, just as the main budget bill cleared the House Appropriations Committee today, also without the extra money.
11:58 am
Thu April 11, 2013

State Senate Committee approves bill that would allow wolf hunting

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The bill includes a $1-million appropriation making it immune from a voter challenge
Lansing - A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would grant the state's Natural Resources Commission power to designate wildlife as game animals, potentially deflating a citizens' initiative to repeal a new law allowing wolf hunting.
11:06 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema likely to open in September in downtown Kalamazoo

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Theater will be in spot which had been Rave in downtown Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Kalamazoo likely won't open until September, instead of the initial targeted opening of summer. League and Kennedy said they had hoped to open the theater in June or July but it likely won't open until September, due to the amount of construction, hiring and other work that needs to be done.
10:01 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Groups call for Michigan to bring back mandatory helmet law

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Sponsor of bill to repeal mandatory motorcycle helmet law says numbers are "comprehensive"
Lansing - Insurers and medical groups urged Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature to reinstate Michigan's motorcycle helmet requirement Wednesday, citing a University of Michigan study showing it would have prevented 26 deaths and 49 injuries last year.
6:29 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Workplace health care coverage drops in Michigan

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Decline comes from both large firms shedding jobs and smaller firms dropping coverage because of higher costs
Michiganders lost workplace health care coverage during the last decade at a greater rate than people in all but one other state, according to a report by one of the nation's largest health care research foundations.