Detroit Free Press

4:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

No-fault insurance debate packs state Capitol

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Some Republican lawmakers want to get rid of unlimited life-long benefits for people critically injured in auto accidents.
An overflow crowd, many people in wheelchairs, filled three committee rooms in the state Capitol on Thursday to hear the opening debate on no-fault auto insurance reform.
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.
3:46 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Snyder signs emergency dredging bill

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The state is expected to dredge 58 public harbors and bays in Michigan to offset low water levels on the Great Lakes.
LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a bill that will pour $21 million of state dollars into an emergency dredging program that will clear 58 public harbors and bays in the state. "This dredging is critically important in this state. We have the third highest number of registered boats in the nation," Snyder said.
3:25 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

State legislators to vote on drunk driving limit

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Members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving are trying to keep the Michigan drunk driving limit from increasing. The state lowered the limit to 0.08% ten years ago, but the law included a provision that would change the limit back to 0.10% this year.
LANSING - It's a no-brainer, say police, judges and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They're advocating for the state to keep its drunken driving limit at 0.08% - which appears likely. But the Legislature has to take action before Oct. 1 or else the limit will return to 0.10%.
3:53 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Japanese auto suppler could add 400 Michigan jobs

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A Japanese auto supplier might hire 400 new workers in Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Denso could add manufacturing and engineering jobs at its Battle Creek and Southfield plants that make radiators and air conditioning units. The company will make the move if tax incentives are approved by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and by local governments. A spokesman from Denso International America says Michigan’s Right-to-Work law won’t affect the company’s choice.
Denso International America Inc. announced Tuesday plans to invest $750 million in the U.S., creating more than 1,200 jobs, including more than 400 in Michigan. The automotive supplier announced the four-year plan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.