Recent Updates

National Flu Epidemic Declared

Cases of influenza are growing rapidly across Michigan, including in the Upper Peninsula, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declares a national flu epidemic, with widespread outbreaks in 22 states, so far. The CDC reports that nationally 15 children have died already this season of complications from the …

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U.P. Legislators Get Bills Signed by Governor

Governor Rick Snyder signed a number of bills into law Tuesday in Lansing, including a couple sponsored by U.P. legislators. A bill sponsored by State Representative Ed McBroom was signed which allows for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to issue shooting permits in areas where bears are damaging crops. …

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Dianda’s Bill Vetoed

While some bills were approved, many were vetoed including one bill sponsored by Representative Scott Dianda. The bill was looking to remove the prohibition on prorating licensing and transfer fees associated with liquor licenses. It was approved by both the state House and Senate but Governor Rick Snyder shot it …

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