lansing state journal

4:54 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Group against wolf hunting to launch 2nd petition

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The group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has planned another petition drive. During the first drive in March, the group was trying to overturn a law that allowed wolf hunting and trapping in the state. In May, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to let the Michigan Natural Resources Commission add wolves to the list of game animals. This petition drive will help put issues on the ballot against both those laws.
LANSING - A group that opposes a gray wolf hunt says it will launch a second ballot petition drive to stop the proposed hunt after its first effort was thwarted by the Legislature. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 255,000 signatures in March in an effort to overturn a December 2012 state law that allows the hunting and trapping of wolves.
3:46 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Oldest person in America celebrates 114th birthday near Detroit

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The oldest American is 114 years old today and she lives in Inkster, Michigan.
Michigan woman, oldest living American, celebrates 114th birthday today Jeralean Talley of Inkster is the oldest living American - and third-oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps a list of the world's oldest people. A link to this page will be included in your message.
4:24 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

State House to decide universities, school districts penalties

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School districts and universities that approved union contracts just before the Right-to-Work laws went into effect may off the hook. The Lansing State Journal reports penalties, like 15 percent cuts for universities, will not be in the state Senate budget. Western Michigan University was just one of the many public universities that approved new contracts before March 21st. Gongwer News Service reports the House Appropriations Committee will consider putting the penalties in their budget bill tomorrow.
LANSING - Penalties for colleges, universities, school districts and communities that approved union contracts in the weeks leading up to right-to-work laws taking effect will not be included in the state Senate versions of those budgets.
3:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Bill would require higher patient-to-staff ratios in hospitals

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Nurses unions and lawmakers want the state to require a minimum number of staff in Michigan hospitals. According to the Lansing State Journal, the bills would mandate things like having one nurse to every four patients in pediatric units.
The Michigan Nurses Association joined Democratic lawmakers Monday in their push to make Michigan the second state to mandate hospital staffing levels, but hospital officials expressed concern the requirement could backfire due to higher costs. Democratic Sen. Rebekah Warren of Ann Arbor and Rep.