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Renk To Interview MI Speaker Of The House

I will be interviewing in studio, Speaker of the House of Michigan Jase Bolger R-Marshall, on my show Monday, Dec. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m.

This will be his final interview with me, as his term end at the end of this year

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Do We Really Need To Raise Taxes?

 

I recently read a great article from the Mackinac Center For Public Policy's paper Michigan Capitol Confidential.  The article was written by Michael LaFaive and titled "House Road Plan Is Solid".

The article gave several ways the state of Michig

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Suspected Amtrak Attacker Due in Court, Motive Still Unclear
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Suspected Amtrak Attacker Due in Court, Motive Still Unclear

Details of the motive for an attack on an Amtrak train in Michigan are likely to come to light today when the suspect in the stabbings of three passengers and a train conductor appears in court today.

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No National Problem of Racist Cops, period!

The streets of American cities are being filled these days with protesters of all races trying to bring attention to the alleged national problem of racist cops killing people of color. The outraged protesters point to Michal Brown and Eric Garner- both black men who died after confrontations with white officers

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Road Funding Deal Threatened in Lame-Duck?
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Road Funding Deal Threatened in Lame-Duck?

The road fix in Michigan may not be worked out in lame-duck session after all.  Competing plans to raise the $1.2 to $1.8 billion, what Governor Snyder says is needed per year to repair the state's infrastructure, are drawing both praise and criticism.  And that could mean no agreement on any one proposal anytime soon.  But some lawmakers aren't giving up hope of a deal before Christmas.

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Getty Images By: Kevork Djansezian
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Michigan House Passes Road-Funding Bill

Michigan's state House passed a $1.2 billion plan to increase road funding without raising taxes.

Yes, you read that correctly.

This plan will use all of the gasoline sale taxes on infrastructure, instead of the gasoline taxes going to schools and local governments.

The bill was

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Bars and restaurants in Michigan could stay open until 4 a.m. if new legislation passes in the House.
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Bars and restaurants in Michigan could stay open until 4 a.m. if new legislation passes in the House. Photo: Getty Images
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Last Call Could be Later

A bill to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on weekends has been approved by the Michigan Senate.

The bill is now headed to the House after it passed the Senate with a 22-14 vote Thursday.

If bars and restaurants are willing to pay an annual fee of $10,000 to sell alcoholic beverages until 4 a

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Michigan Taking Citizens Property?

 

Did you know that in Michigan and many other states you can have your property taken from you and not given back even if you are not charged with a crime.

It is called civil asset forfeiture.

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Welfare Substance Test Bill Moves Forward in Lansing
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Welfare Substance Testing Bill Moves Forward in Lansing

Michigan is moving to come more in line with other states that require drug testing for welfare recipients.  But unlike, the others, Michigan's version would call for testing only in the event of a "reasonable suspicion".  

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Michigan Considers Increasing Speed Limit to 80 mph

A package of bills are being considered in Michigan's House of Representatives that would do the following:

  • increase speed limits up to 80 mph on rural expressways

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  • points on drivers' licenses for tickets of 5 mph or less over the speed limit would be eliminated

The Michigan State Police would need to perform speed studies on rural highways to determine the appropriate amount to increase the speed limits.

These studies will be will be

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