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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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Getty Images By: Mario Tama
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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

and

  • 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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New safety standards for children riding in vehicles headed to Michigan.
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New safety standards for children riding in vehicles headed to Michigan. Photo by Fernando Camino/Cover/Getty Images
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Legislation Updating Child Safety Rules Near Approval

The Michigan State Senate is very close to approving legislation what would update the rules for how children should be buckled up in vehicles.

Currently Michigan requires caretakers to put all children under 4 in the back seat in a safety seat

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Public enemy #1: The Police!

 

It seems that in America 2014 the number one enemy of the people at least those of color, if you believe the national news media is the police themselves.

Let me assure you from experience I am quite confident that how you conduct yourself will almost always dictate what happens next when involved with law enforcement. Tha

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Gone Fishing Gone Soon?

The lake Michigan salmon population is nearing collapse according to one group following the issue closely.

Members of the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association are warning a collapse is near

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Worse than death!

Judge Fred L. Borchard has made sure a Michigan child killer will never see the light of day as a free man ever again. Borchard handed down the longest possible sentence that Michigan allows in the murder trial of Aki C

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Michigan Roads Safer, Are Drivers Finally Getting the Message?
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Michigan Roads Safer, Are Drivers Finally Getting the Message?

Michigan State Police beefing up patrols as part of the long Thanksgiving holiday travel period hoping to save lives....and it looks like they did!

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