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Judge OK’s Line Five Tunnel Plan

Construction of a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac that would contain the controversial Line Five pipeline and other utilities can proceed – for now. Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims ruled yesterday that the law enabling the project is constitutional. The deal with pipeline owner Enbridge …

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Whitmer to Sign “Raise the Age” Legislation

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will sign legislation this morning that will reclassify 17-year-old offenders as juveniles. “Raise the Age” legislation received overwhelming bipartisan support as it passed the state house and senate. Michigan has been one of just four states that has funneled all 17-year-old offenders into adult court, and adult …

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Whitmer Moves to Raise OT Limits

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants more Michigan workers to qualify for overtime pay. The current federal standard was set 15 years ago, and requires that overtime pay be given to those who make less than around $24,000 per year. That level will be raised to around $35,500 on January first. Whitmer …

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Sign-Up Begins for Redistricting Commission

Signup is underway for those who would like to serve on Michigan’s new legislative redistricting commission. The commission will be charged with drawing state house and senate, and U.S. house district boundaries based on data from the 2020 census, for elections beginning in 2022. It will be formed based on …

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Michigan Apples Recalled

A Traverse City produce distributor has recalled a big bunch of apples. North Bay produce says 2,297 cases and two bulk bins may have been contaminated by listeria. No illnesses have been reported, and the recall is voluntary. North Bay says the products include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and …

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