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Michigan weighs conflicting messages on PFAS policy - MLive.com

December 17, 2018 - 17:50
Michigan weighs conflicting messages on PFAS policy  MLive.com

Light grazes the top of the water at Clark's Marsh in the Huron National Forest, south of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base on June, 6, 2018 in Oscoda ...

Don\'t Like the Ballot Measure Voters Approved? Just Ignore It, Some Lawmakers Say. - Governing

December 17, 2018 - 14:20
Don\'t Like the Ballot Measure Voters Approved? Just Ignore It, Some Lawmakers Say.  Governing

Gov. Rick Snyder signed bills Friday to water down voter-initiated increases to the state minimum wage and employer-paid sick time, pleasing the business ...

Snyder signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws - Grand Haven Tribune

December 15, 2018 - 07:00
Snyder signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws  Grand Haven Tribune

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid ...

In lame duck, all eyes are on Michigan's governor - Bridge Michigan

December 14, 2018 - 06:20
In lame duck, all eyes are on Michigan's governor  Bridge Michigan

Republican Rick Snyder is the wild card in a full deck of GOP measures to rein in Democrats entering office, rollback environmental laws and other measures ...

More details on the sick time, minimum wage bills signed by Snyder - WLNS

December 14, 2018 - 03:00
More details on the sick time, minimum wage bills signed by Snyder  WLNS

To prevent the minimum wage and sick time initiatives from going to voters, Republican lawmakers approved them in September so they could be altered after ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation - SYS-CON Media

December 13, 2018 - 18:46
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation  SYS-CON Media

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Senate unanimously reported legislation out of committee that would require businesses who ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation - PRNewswire

December 13, 2018 - 18:43
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Senate unanimously reported legislation out of committee that would require businesses who ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Successful In Fight To Improve State's Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Laws - PRNewswire

December 13, 2018 - 18:40
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Successful In Fight To Improve State's Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Laws  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement after Governor Snyder signed ...

Michigan House passes bill putting new requirements on ballot initiatives - Bridge Michigan

December 13, 2018 - 08:32
Michigan House passes bill putting new requirements on ballot initiatives  Bridge Michigan

A Republican-sponsored bill that would place added requirements on gathering signatures for statewide citizens initiatives passed the House late Wednesday ...

Michigan GOP Defies Voters, Rams ALEC, Koch Priorities Through Lame-Duck Session - PR Watch

December 13, 2018 - 03:13
Michigan GOP Defies Voters, Rams ALEC, Koch Priorities Through Lame-Duck Session  PR Watch

Unconstitutional voter restrictions, lower wages, less health care, donor secrecy, and union-busting add up to an agenda only the Koch brothers would love.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments - UPMatters.com

December 12, 2018 - 17:02
Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments  UPMatters.com

Description: Like Local 3 News on Facebook: LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced nine appointments and reappointments to multiple boards ...

Four Republican-appointed commissioners to lead Civil Service starting next year - Lansing State Journal

December 12, 2018 - 16:35
Four Republican-appointed commissioners to lead Civil Service starting next year  Lansing State Journal

LANSING — The lone Democrat on the Civil *Service* Commission had a warning for state workers after the last meeting of his eight-year tenure.

Bill placing new rules on Michigan ballot initiatives advances over opposition - Bridge Michigan

December 12, 2018 - 13:46
Bill placing new rules on Michigan ballot initiatives advances over opposition  Bridge Michigan

The bill would require signatures from a wide variety of congressional districts and add other restrictions to the signature gathering process necessary for ...

Right to Life blasts GOP plan for petition drive rules - The Detroit News

December 12, 2018 - 11:38
Right to Life blasts GOP plan for petition drive rules  The Detroit News

Anti-abortion group says proposed rules for Michigan petition drives could be a nightmare for groups that rely on volunteer circulators.

Grayling Grappling with PFAS, DEQ Strategizing Restoration - 9&10 News

December 11, 2018 - 22:00
Grayling Grappling with PFAS, DEQ Strategizing Restoration  9&10 News

PFAS is a short name for a chemical that has a long, controversial rap sheet. It stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that can be found in industry and ...

Opinion: Protect state by passing these two bills - Traverse City Record Eagle

December 10, 2018 - 13:00
Opinion: Protect state by passing these two bills  Traverse City Record Eagle

In a world that seems focused on pointing out what divides us, I believe one of our strengths as Michiganders is our ability to do amazing things when we focus.

Michigan PFAS safety level could double under lame duck bill - MLive.com

December 10, 2018 - 12:39
Michigan PFAS safety level could double under lame duck bill  MLive.com

The former Wolverine World Wide tannery in Rockford has been the focus of extensive contamination testing under the oversight of the Michigan DEQ and U.S. ...

Michigan has officially legalized marijuana, but what comes next? - Spartan Newsroom

December 10, 2018 - 11:44
Michigan has officially legalized marijuana, but what comes next?  Spartan Newsroom

When voters approved Proposal 1 on Nov. 6, they made Michigan the 10th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana. The proposal, which officially went ...

Michiganders are generally more charitable with their money than their time - The Macomb Daily

December 10, 2018 - 06:00
Michiganders are generally more charitable with their money than their time  The Macomb Daily

Mark Abraham would never ask his truck drivers to donate $100 to help the homeless but a penny a mile?