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OK2SAY Student Safety Program

January 4, 2022

OK2SAY is a student safety program designed to knock down barriers, so students can get help before a situation turns into a tragedy.

Learn more at ok2say.com

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New Michigan laws in 2022: Tampon tax repeal, 2-year vehicle registration

January 1, 2022

Lawmakers will undoubtedly pass hundreds of bills in 2022, but here's a look at some of their work that goes on the books in the coming months

Read more at Detroit Free Press

Whitmer signs bills addressing teacher shortages, voting equipment maintenance and jail diversion

December 28, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a handful of bills Monday including ones that address the substitute teacher shortage and ban the redistricting commission from meeting in closed session.

Read more at Mlive

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Kalamazoo County Commissioners say 4-year terms will provide more continuity

December 21, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law that will extend a term to four years instead of two years. The change will begin with the fall 2024 election.

Read more at News Channel 3

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On this day in 1948: High court affirms Michigan ban on women bartenders

December 20, 2021

The law was repealed in 1955. Today, 58.7% of America’s bartenders are women and 38.2% are men, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Read more at Michigan Advance

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Michigan House approves $300M bill to boost police hiring

December 3, 2021

The bipartisan bill would fund equipment upgrades, hiring initiatives and retention bonuses

Read more at Police1

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MSP, Ottawa County deputies to crack down on speeding drivers

November 30, 2021

Deputies will be patrolling the streets and taking a “zero tolerance approach,” meaning any driver stopped for speeding can expect a ticket.

Read more at WoodTV

Michigan expands ProtectMiChild Registry to cover social media accounts

November 22, 2021

Marketers that do not comply with the Michigan Children’s Protection Registry Act are subject to fines and penalties.

Read more at Click On Detroit

AG Nessel Resolves Federal Lawsuit in Win for Tipped Workers

November 19, 2021

The new rule restores the twenty percent cap and imposes an additional limit of thirty consecutive minutes of non-tipped work.

Read more at Michigan.gov

Michigan SOS lifts driver’s license suspensions for more than 150,000 residents

November 18, 2021

In all, the Michigan Department of State has canceled infractions on the driving records of more than 350,000 Michiganders. Letters with more information are being sent this week to all impacted

Read more at Click On Detroit

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