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New Dem Party Chair Wants LGBT Protection Ballot Initiative

The new head of Michigan’s Democratic Party wants lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered advocates to forge ahead on a 2016 ballot initiative seeking anti-discrimination protections. Some advocates say doing so could be pricey but Brandon Dillon says – with little education – it would do well at the ballot box. …

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Bill Proposes Fee of $50 for Every 10,000 Miles you Drive

A bill introduced this week in the Michigan House would create a new, yearly fee drivers would have to pay. It would be based on the number of miles you drive; $50 for every 10,000 miles. State Representative Robert Kosowski is sponsoring the measure. He says the fee would be …

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Indigent Defense Effort Advances

The effort to revamp Michigan’s way of providing legal help to poor people charged with crimes is taking another step forward. The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission sent a survey to chief judges and court administrators to measure how well the poor are represented. It’s part of a larger effort to …

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