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Bill Regarding Sex Offender Exclusion Zones Passes Michigan Senate

Capital_Building_Lansing (1)The state Senate has passed new legislation that clarifies Michigan’s sex offender laws. This, after U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland declared parts of those laws unconstitutionally vague earlier this year.

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Legislation would strike down local dog breed bans

dogsAny local ordinance that bans specific dog breeds may soon be struck down, under legislation approved by the Senate earlier this month, with bipartisan support.

The measure would prevent ordinances that say a specific breed is not allowed, or to be controlled in a certain way.
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Senate panel votes to scrap prevailing wage

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A state Senate committee has adopted a Republican proposal to scrap prevailing union wage requirements on publicly funded construction projects. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us the bills now go to the Senate floor. Continue reading

New bill aims to offer high school students new options for college credit

School Cafeteria State lawmakers have introduced a bill that they say will help counter the rising cost of higher education, giving they say high school students an earlier chance to earn credits at a four-year University.

Right now, dual enrollment is allowed only at community colleges. Continue reading

Peters sees greater chance for bipartisanship as he enters Senate in minority

Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.

Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.

Democrat Gary Peters is optimistic he will be able to work with Senate Republicans to pass measures he has championed as a candidate. That’s despite the fact that he will be entering the U.S. Senate in the minority party after Republicans seized control in Tuesday’s election.
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Supporters shell out big bucks in governor, senate races

moneyIf you’ve tuned to local TV at any point in the last month, you’ve probably seen the election ads.

Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
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