6:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Bills on marijuana, abortion and landlines could all see votes this week

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Busy final two days expected before holiday break
As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
12:32 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Measure to require additional insurance coverage for abortion moves to Michigan Legislature

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If lawmakers don't act on proposed law it would go on 2014 statewide ballot
LANSING - The state Board of Canvassers certified a controversial petition this morning that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they want abortion coverage. The issue now moves to the Michigan Legislature, which could act this week to enact the law without the approval or signature of Gov. Snyder
8:29 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Legislative leaders say they haven't decided on moving abortion insurance proposal

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Legislature has 40 days to vote on the bill, otherwise it will go on statewide ballot
LANSING, MI -- Right to Life of Michigan, which collected more than 315,000 signatures for a citizen-initiated bill to prohibit abortion coverage as a standard feature in insurance policies, expects lawmakers to vote on the proposal and turn it into law by the end of this year.
7:52 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Requirement of separate rider for abortion insurance coverage moves forward

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Legislature could act on proposal or put it on state ballot
LANSING - A controversial initiative that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they wanted abortion coverage is one short step away from going to the Legislature where it is likely to easily become law.
12:33 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Poll shows narrow opposition to ban on abortion insurance coverage

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Right to Life has submitted petition signatures for a voter-initiated law
Lansing A narrow majority of likely Michigan voters say they oppose efforts to require women to buy additional health insurance for abortion coverage, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.