SW Michigan

7:11 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

U.S Supreme Court hears arguments in Michigan case involving tribal immunity

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Decision expected next year
WASHINGTON - Lawyers for the Michigan attorney general's office and a state-based American Indian tribe went before the U.S. Supreme Court today, arguing over tribal immunity and whether it should be limited in cases where a tribe moves to open a casino off its reservation.
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
12:27 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Mediator recommends 2% pay raises, health care changes for state workers

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Michigan Civil Service Commission still has to approve recommendations
LANSING - Thousands of unionized state employees would get 2 percent salary increases in 2015 and 2016 and could have higher out-of-pocket costs for health insurance under recommendations made by an impasse panel last week. The Michigan Employment Relations Board made the recommendations after the state and unions representing about 34,000 state employees were unable to reach consensus on wage and benefit issues.
10:47 am
Mon December 2, 2013

EPA denies Enbridge request for extension or dredging order

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Response acknowledges that work is unlikely to be done by end of year deadline
A request by Enbridge Inc. for a 10-month extension on its dredging order has been denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a letter to Rich Adams, the company's vice president of operations, the federal agency said Enbridge failed to "prepare adequate contingency plans" despite knowing there was strong opposition from residents and business owners near one of its proposed dredge pad sites.
9:49 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Michigan Indian tribe at center of U.S. Supreme Court case

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Case has implications for possible legal action involving Native American businesses such as casinos
WASHINGTON - A small, shuttered casino in a tiny Up North town is at the center of a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court today that could redefine when American Indian tribes can be sued and under what conditions.

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