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Bill Would Compensate Innocent People Convicted Of A Crime

Michigan would compensate those who were convicted of a crime they didn’t commit under a bill that passed a House committee. Under the legislation if someone was thrown in prison and they were innocent, they would be entitled to $60,000 a year for every year they were behind bars. The …

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Businesses Could Keep EpiPens On Hand Under Bill

People having an allergic reaction would have quicker access to a potentially life-saving shot of epinephrine under a bill that has passed a House committee. The measure would allow businesses to keep epinephrine injectors, or EpiPens, on hand. Theresa Anderson’s son Ben is allergic to peanuts, eggs and dairy products. …

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Potential Presidential Candidate Kasich Visits Michigan

Ohio Governor and possible presidential candidate John Kasich stopped in Lansing Tuesday, in what appeared to be a precursor of an expected campaign announcement. Governor Kasich met with members of the Small Business Association of Michigan, and courted support at a gathering of Republicans in Ingham County Tuesday night. If …

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Rideshare Company Regulation Bills In Both House And Senate

Bills competing in the Michigan House and Senate would regulate rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Senator Rick Jones is backing a bill that would hold rideshare companies to the same inspection and insurance standards as limousines. Representative Tim Kelly is sponsoring similar legislation in the House that doesn’t include …

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Local Control Law Continues To Be Developed

The Michigan House is volleying a bill back to the Senate that impacts local governments passing wage and benefit ordinances. The House altered the bill to keep laws approved before January 1st, 2015 on the books. That means the dozen cities that have local wage ordinances in place will keep …

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Secretary of State seeking driving testers in Gogebic County

Applicants sought to operate testing site in Ironwood/Bessemer area LANSING, Mich. – The state of Michigan has an opportunity in Gogebic County for an individual or organization that would be interested in operating a driving skills testing site in the Ironwood/Bessemer area. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said her office …

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