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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending, Fri., May 1, 2015

No-Fault Momentum Stalls; Cotter Calls Reforms 'Huge Personal Priority'

A potential House vote on legislation capping medical reimbursements for victims of catastrophic car wrecks didn't happen Thursday as Republican leadership looks to round up the needed votes, but House Speaker Kevin COTTER (R-Mt. Pleasant) made it clear that the reforms were "a huge personal priority for me."
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House Panel Move To Constrain MEGA Liability, More Changes Possible

In 12-0 votes Wednesday morning, the House Tax Policy Committee advanced bills that would prohibit future moves to increase the state's liability when it comes to Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credits.
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Altria Executive: Wait For Science On E-Cigarettes

Two bills limiting sales of e-cigarettes to those 18 and older have been introduced this session following Gov. Rick SNYDER's New Year's Eve veto of similar legislation, but one industry official is telling lawmakers immediate state legislation on their products in Michigan isn't needed.
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Dems, GOP Feud Over Funding For Charters As Ed Budget Passes

Every school district in Michigan would see per-pupil funding increases next year under the $15.8 billion education omnibus budget the House approved in a 60-50 vote Wednesday afternoon.
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