SW Michigan

4:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

No-fault insurance debate packs state Capitol

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Some Republican lawmakers want to get rid of unlimited life-long benefits for people critically injured in auto accidents.
An overflow crowd, many people in wheelchairs, filled three committee rooms in the state Capitol on Thursday to hear the opening debate on no-fault auto insurance reform.
2:13 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

State Senate approves bill to block wolf hunting referendum

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If approved by the full legislature and signed into law, the law could not be overturned by voters. It would let the state Natural Resources Commission decide hunting rules.
Lansing - The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to change natural resources rules in a way that would block efforts by wolf hunting opponents to call for a statewide vote on whether the animals should be hunted. A bill sponsored by Sen.
7:41 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Bipartisan bill introduced to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

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West Michigan Republican Representative Mike Callton among the bill's co-sponsors
LANSING, MI -- Democratic state Rep. Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor wants to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan, and at least two Republicans agree that it's time to have the debate.
6:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Michigan House Republicans want to shift film credit money to roads

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Senate Republicans have proposed $50-million and Governor Snyder $25-million for film incentives
Lansing - The Republican-controlled state House wants to eliminate tax incentives for making movies in Michigan so the money can be shifted to repairing roads. The House on Tuesday stripped $25 million in tax money it planned to set aside for the film industry as well as $25 million for economic development through the Strategic Fund, shifting it to road funding.
6:33 am
Thu April 25, 2013

State Superintendent to lead group on education

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Michael Flanagan says school vouchers won't be part of the discussion
Mike Flanagan - Michigan's superintendent of public instruction - said today he's accepted an invitation from Gov. Rick Snyder to take the lead in discussions on integrating technology into public education. It's the latest twist in the "skunk works" saga.

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