House bill to protect late night gas station attendants heard in Committee

11 07 Michigan VisitLate night gas station attendants in Michigan may see increased security at their workplace under a bill making its way through Lansing.

The move would require gas stations to staff at least two employees between 11pm and 5am, or have security cameras installed.
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Prison reform activists see opportunity in “lame duck” for legislative overhaul

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Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session. Read more

Kildee criticizes Keystone XL proposal

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted against final approval for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada, through the Great Plains, to the Gulf of Mexico.

One Michigan congressman is happy about the outcome, because of what he says was an unfair tax break in the final proposal. Read more

State education officials preparing for adoption of new science standards


State education officials are preparing to implement new science standards in schools. The state Board of Education could adopt the Next Generation standards as soon as next month.
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