SW Michigan

7:59 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Snyder signs bill changing venue for lawsuits against state

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Critics say bill was rushed, leading to flaws governor says need to be fixed
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday a controversial bill that makes major changes to the way Michigan residents can sue state government, including his administration. But the Republican governor also acknowledged the legislation switching Michigans Court of Claims from Ingham County Circuit Court to the state Court of Appeals has flaws that need to be fixed with additional legislation.
4:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Merging airlines agree to continue Michigan service

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The new company would be the largest airline in the world and would have the right to discontinue service in circumstances like a huge drop in customer demand.
LANSING - American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to continue daily flights from six Michigan airports for at least five years. The agreement is part of a larger settlement filed Tuesday in the antitrust lawsuit brought by the federal government and several states against the companies' proposed merger that would create the world's largest airline.
2:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

State unions launch Pure Michigan Waste campaign

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The Pure Michigan Waste campaign will push for lower worker to manager ratios, more efficient ways to offer public services to citizens, and less privatized contracts on work state workers could be doing.
LANSING - A coalition of unions representing 35,000 state employees has launched an effort to highlight areas where Michigan government can be more efficient and improve services to citizens. Leaders from the five unions say Republican Gov. Rick Snyder isn't doing enough on that front and has ignored employees' ideas.
7:19 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Debate on decriminalizing marijuana still at local level

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House Speaker Jase Bolger "open to having the discussion" about marijuana policy
Marijuana legalization advocates have gained momentum in Michigan after voters last Tuesday approved pot legalization proposals in three cities. The moves have gotten some attention among state legislators in Lansing, where the state House leader seems more ready to debate the issue than the Senate majority leader or Gov. Rick Snyder.
6:50 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Holland Museum unveils exhibit to honor Medal of Honor winners

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Holland one of two countries in U.S. with four Medal of Honor recipients
For the widow of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. John Essebagger, Mary (Belle) Murphy, it's important for people to know they can achieve the heights her husband and three other Holland men reached."These were just common men that were able to bring about heroics above and beyond," she said Monday after the Holland Museum officially opened a new interactive display about Holland's four Medal of Honor recipients.

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