Politics

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A class action lawsuit claims Michigan ignores due process when overseeing tax foreclosures. The Gongwer news service first reported on the lawsuit. Plaintiffs say the state does not hold impartial hearings so that people can appeal foreclosure decisions.

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A state board has approved adding autism to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel voted 4-2 on Friday to make the recommendation.

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There may have to be some changes made to Michigan’s sentencing laws following a recent state Supreme Court decision.The decision says once juries determine guilt or innocence, judges can’t take into account facts that weren’t part of the case, or prior convictions.

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“If we’re going to have a written Constitution it should be up to date,” says Craig Thiel, Senior Research Associate for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.


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(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has given the OK to three more petition drives to start collecting signatures. The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers ruled the campaigns’ petition forms met the technical requirements to start gathering signatures. 

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