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8:25 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kivela, four other lawmakers tour the U.P.

State Representative John Kivela

Senator Tom Casperson and State Representatives John Kivela, Ed McBroom, and Scott Dianda are holding town hall meetings across the Upper Peninsula this month.  They say they want to hear about the issues that most concern residents.

John Kivela stopped at the Public Radio 90 studio to talk about the tour and address other subjects.

The meetings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, July 22nd                   Newberry High School                Newberry

Wednesday, July 23rd             Marquette Township Hall          Marquette Township

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Government
8:24 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Legislator says MI fireworks law a 'monumental mistake'

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation this week that would reverse Michigan's decision to legalize louder, more powerful fireworks. 

State Senator Glenn Anderson says the 2011 law was a "monumental mistake" and he heard countless complaints after the July 4th holiday. The Westland Democrat's bill would reinstate Michigan's ban on commercial-grade fireworks.

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Government
9:14 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Commissioner recall nixed

Marquette City Commissioner Sarah Reynolds

MARQUETTE, MI--   A recall effort against three Marquette City Commissioners will not move forward. 

Wednesday the County Election Board of Commissioners voted down a petition to recall Sarah Reynolds, Michael Coyne, and Dave Campana. 

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Government
10:24 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Michigan budget completely signed

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Rick Snyder has finished signing a $53.2 billion state budget that commits to spending 6 percent more than in the current fiscal year. 

The overall $3 billion-plus funding increase is mostly because of more federal dollars for Michigan's new expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the U.S. health law and anticipated higher tax collections in an improved economy.

Snyder made two line-item vetoes in the budget bill he signed Monday nixing a pedestrian crossing study and a high-speed rail crossing pilot program.

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Government
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Now illegal to discriminate against breastfeeding women in MI

Credit patheos.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan now has a law ensuring that women have the right to breastfeed their babies in public. 

Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed the Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act. Lawmakers introduced the legislation after getting some past reports of women being asked to leave stores, restaurants and government agencies for nursing in public.

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