state government

11:23 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Launches Re-Election Campaign

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Democrats have to announce a challenger for Republican Secretary of State
LANSING - Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is kicking off her campaign for a second four-year term with a series of events around the state today. Johnson plans to visit Waterford Township this morning, Lansing at noon and Holland tonight, said campaign spokesman Nick DeLeeuw.
7:13 am
Mon April 21, 2014

State Lawmakers Consider Roadside Saliva Test for Marijuana

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Concerns have been raised over how test could impact medical marijuana users
Under a bill proposed in Lansing, Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test that aims to tell police whether a driver is impaired due to consuming pot. Saliva testing is being pushed by a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators and championed by the Michigan State Police.
12:19 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Debate Roadside Saliva Tests for Marijuana Use

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Saliva test could be administered if motorist were pulled over for "erratic driving"
Some advocates of medical marijuana say they'll attend a hearing Thursday in Lansing to oppose bills that would let police use roadside saliva testing if a driver is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana.
12:15 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

State Lawmakers Prepare Legislation on Road Funding

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Bolger concedes plan doesn't fully address problem of funding Michigan roads
Lawmakers from both parties cited public clamor over the poor condition of Michigan roads today as they said they are prepared to act on a plan estimated to raise an extra $500 million a year to address a problem that some say is four times that big.
10:15 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Report Shows State Tax Revenue Up, Local Government Down Since 2009

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State revenue up due to increased income and sales tax collection. Local governments seeing less money from property taxes
Michigan community leaders expressed "outrage" this week on the heels of a new report showing that state tax revenue is on the rise even as local tax revenue is declining, pointing to a "broken system" they say has put the pinch on local governments and hampered their ability to provide services.