Items Tagged with 'Legislature '


Virtual pharmacist

Proposed bill would allow pilot projects for pharmacist consultations via video.

September 27, 2013
The Michigan Senate recently gave unanimous approval to a measure sponsored by Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, that could lead to new approaches in the way medical prescriptions are delivered to the end-user. Read More

Michigan lawmakers approve right-to-work bills

December 11, 2012
LANSING — Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations. Read More

5 issues likely to be hot topics in state capital

November 27, 2012
DETROIT –– Here are five of the top issues the Michigan Legislature likely will grapple with during the final dozen or so scheduled meeting days before the end of the year. Read More

Keeping the cash and the grass from going up in smoke

September 24, 2012

The old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side” has taken on some additional meaning. In recent years, an increasing number of states (including Michigan) permit the medical use of marijuana. The trend has occurred as a result of state legislatures or statewide referendums approving, in some fashion, the sale and distribution of marijuana for limited medical purposes.

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Low income families need<br> tax cuts too advocates say

LANSING — As the federal government debates whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, some experts say tax cuts should be available even to low-income people.

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