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Lawmakers introduce legislation prohibiting ‘sanctuary city’ policies in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sens. Aric Nesbitt and Tom Barrett on Wednesday introduced a pair of bills that would prohibit any local government in the state of Michigan from adopting sanctuary city policies that protect individuals who are in the United States illegally. “Many people, including myself, have a difficult time understanding how local units…
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Victory bill would add alternative for fighting icy roads

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide a more environmentally friendly way to deal with icy roads. Senate Bill 379 would create a three-year pilot program to test the use of sugar beet byproducts to prevent icing and optimize de-icing of roads. “Salt works well to handle ice on…
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House panel approves Runestad bill to curb mail theft

LANSING, Mich. — The state House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Sen. Jim Runestad that would crack down on the skyrocketing problem of mail theft in Michigan. Senate Bill 23 would create state penalties for mail theft that mirror federal penalties to allow more options for state prosecution of these…
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Sen. Jim Stamas

Stamas comments on call to increase education spending

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, on Tuesday issued the following statement about the call by teachers to increase support for Michigan schools: “In May, the Senate approved a responsible budget plan that uses existing resources to increase total K-12 education spending by nearly $400 million to a record $15.2 billion.…
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