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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., May 17, 2019

Rep. Inman Indicted On Extortion, Bribery Charges

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) was indicted Wednesday on attempted extortion and bribery for allegedly offering his "no" vote on the prevailing wage citizens initiative for $30,000 in campaign contributions, according to the indictment filed in the U.S. District Court's Western Division.

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AG Would Need To Report To Legislature Before Suing Feds

The Attorney General (AG) must personally appear before the House and Senate general governments subcommittee and explain the findings that would lead to a suit against the federal government, according to a Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending plan that moved out of a House committee Tuesday along partisan lines.

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House Subs Out SB 1 With Its Auto No-Fault Reform Bill

The contents of the House no-fault auto insurance reform bill, HB 4397, were substituted into SB 0001, Wednesday afternoon by the House's Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates without changes.

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Slowing Economy Flattens Projected State Revenues

There was a mix of good news and bad news at Friday's biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC).

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