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Michigan law forces retired teachers to stop coaching

October 29, 2022

The issue is a new state law written to allow retired teachers to come back to work to help to deal with the shortage around the state. It requires them to be retired for at least nine months before taking a job with school - even a coaching job. They have to sit out for nine months to avoid cuts to their pensions.


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Union fee-for-service lawsuit

October 14, 2022

Union fee-for-service lawsuit could test limits of Michigan’s right-to-work law

An administrative law judge found that requiring non-members to pay for representation went against their right not to join a union that’s guaranteed by the state’s right-to-work law

Read more at mLive

Stuck with $5,200 Water Bill After Buying New Home

October 11, 2022

Michigan Woman Gets Stuck with $5,200 Water Bill After Buying New Home

Per a 1939 Michigan law, unpaid utility bills are transferred to the new homeowner if not addressed in the closing period

Read more at People

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Kalamazoo May Need No. 2 Plan

September 20, 2022

Kalamazoo may need No. 2 plan as state moves to override city’s repeal of decency law. The city of Kalamazoo made national news after it decriminalized public urination, defecation and littering in July.

Read more at Michigan Capitol Confidential

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State not federal policy guides US autonomous driving

September 19, 2022

Since 2012, the federal government has published voluntary guidance that empowers states to create AV statutory frameworks that may incentivise autonomous driving activities based on their risk tolerance.

Read more at Automotive World

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New Michigan law bans fake urine to pass drug tests

September 7, 2022

It is now a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for someone to “distribute, deliver, sell, or possess with intent to distribute, deliver, or sell a drug masking product.”


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Michigan's no-fault overhaul does not apply to previous crash survivors

August 29, 2022

A Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled Thursday that new medical cost controls in Michigan's recent overhaul of its no-fault auto insurance system are unconstitutional and do not apply retroactively to crash victims whose accidents occurred before the 2019 change in the law.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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New School Bus Law

August 26, 2022

Prior to October 2021, drivers couldn’t be punished for passing a bus unless an officer caught them in the act. After a new law was passed, that all changed. Police can now use video recordings captured by a school bus when an officer isn’t present to issue a citation.

Read more at WoodTV8

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Golf carts are weirdly popular - and street legal

August 24, 2022

More than two dozen communities have adopted a golf cart ordinance.


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Can my kid stay home alone?

August 23, 2022

Kent County Sheriff’s Department’s Sgt. Eric Brunner said there are no laws in Michigan that specifically address an age requirement before a child can stay home alone.

Read more at WoodTV8

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