Detroit Free Press

5:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Uninsured Michiganders to get help signing up

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Most residents have to sign up for one of about 14 insurance plans in Michigan or face tax penalties, but signing up online isn't easy for everyone.
Less than two months from the launch of the state's on-line insurance marketplace, four Michigan organizations have been handed $2.5 million in federal funds to help consumers navigate the new system. The health insurance exchange, part of federal healthcare reform, goes live Oct.
5:25 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Animal abuser registry too expensive for the state

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Now legislators want to provide Michigan’s online background check system, I-CHAT, to animal shelters for free to offset costs of doing background checks on potential animal adopters.
Animal shelters would be required to do criminal background checks on people wishing to adopt animals to ensure they haven't been convicted of animal abuse charges under a package of bills under consideration in the state Senate this week.
5:22 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State delays sale of wolf hunting licenses

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Minnesota saw a huge drop in its wolf population after its first wolf hunt last year. Though a Minnesota DNR spokesman said that could be because the deer population also dropped. Opponents of the wolf hunt worry about what the hunt could do to the wolf population in Michigan.
The announcement comes as wildlife managers in Minnesota, which had its first wolf hunt last year, are cutting their wolf quota nearly in half for this fall's hunt there, after surveys showed a big drop in the wolf population.
7:42 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Second hearing on Detroit bankruptcy set for Wednesday

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The hearing would consider the city’s request to block all lawsuits that were filed before the city filed for bankruptcy.
Federal judge to consider pension funds' lawsuit Wednesday in first Detroit bankruptcy hearing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has declared that his court has the authority to rule on a dispute between the city's pension funds and the City of Detroit - not the state court in Ingham A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:22 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Medicaid expansion stalls in the Senate

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The measure would provide health care for more than 400,000 additional residents.
LANSING - The Medicaid expansion debate in the Senate will have to wait for at least a couple of weeks. The Senate work group is meeting privately twice a week to look at and tweak the expansion bill passed by the House of Representatives in June.

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