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Bipartisan Bills Strengthen Domestic Violence Laws

Republicans and Democrats in the Michigan House have joined forces to introduce a series of bills designed to strengthen domestic violence laws in the state. The six lawmakers say their intent is clear — to reinforce to abusers that, “no means no.” State Representative Klint Kesto is one of the …

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Bills Seek To Curb MEGA Tax Credits

State lawmakers have introduced bills to rein in the state’s liability for Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits. The MEGA program came under fire after it accumulated a $9.4 billion liability in the state and caused a budget shortfall. House Democrats Andy Schor of Lansing, Jim Townsend of Royal Oak and …

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House Passes Bills To Eliminate February Elections

The Michigan House has a passed a series of bills to eliminate February elections in the state. The reasoning, according to State Representative Dan Lauwers, is that February elections have low voter turnout and it just doesn’t make sense financially to continue holding them. In fact, the Brockway Republican says …

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No-Fault Insurance Reform Approved By Senate

Legislation that makes major reforms to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law has been approved by the Michigan Senate. Following a long and sometimes heated and emotional debate, the Senate Thursday approved the bill on a 21-to-17 vote. The measure now goes to the Michigan House. The bill creates a new …

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Escanaba Woman Ordered To Pay Restitution

An Escanaba woman has been ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to a resident at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans that she stole from.   37-year-old Frances Kreft was ordered to repay that sum in Delta County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Additionally, she was sentenced to nine months in jail …

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Republican Urged To Change Stance On Gay Rights

Some young conservatives within the Republican party who support gay rights are urging party leaders to drop anti-gay language from the Republican Party Platform. They are coming through Michigan this week after previous stops in several other states. Others within the party have said the platform language opposing same sex …

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