With a 26-11 mostly party-line vote the Senate just passed SB 0897, a measure that would require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to have a full-time job or be attend a job training program to receive the health care benefit after four years. Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R-Portage) joined the Democrats in voting against the bill.
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It was April 19, 1973 when hundreds of craters and geysers mysteriously appeared around the small Northern Michigan community of Williamsburg near Traverse City. The 100 to 150 craters ranged from teacup-size fissures to sinkholes measuring up to 25 feet wide and 15 feet deep.
State officials eventually determined the outbreak was caused by gas seeping underground from a natural gas drilling operation four miles away, but not before most of the town's 450 people were evacuated and displaced for months.
On April 19, 1995, a truck-bomb explosion outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols received life in prison. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil. Both men were found to be members of a radical right-wing survivalist group based in Michigan.
On this date, two Detroit statues were forever linked by a spring prank, possibly undertaken by a University of Detroit fraternity but never proved. That night, huge green footprints were painted from "The Sprit of Detroit" (the big green guy outside the City-County Building, now the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building) to the "Passo di Dazna", the nude woman in front of the former Michigan Consolidated Gas Building. According to a Detroit Free Press story on the following day, "Did the Jolly Green Giant have a date across the street?"
On April 19, 1927, Ty Tyson provided the play-by-play on WWJ for the first radio broadcast of a regular season Detroit Tiger game, an 8-5 win over Cleveland Indians.
Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page.
For more information, see "Ty Tyson, the world's first sports broadcaster", Detroit News, February 1, 1996.
Transformed from a security force that guarded the copper mines to the 3,000-person team that now enforces state law and patrols Michigan’s freeways, the Michigan State Police celebrated its 100th birthday Wednesday.
"We have such a rich history," said Col.Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police. "Some days I feel 100 years old."
Mayor Bennett and Lansing's aldermen have been placed in an embarrassing position. "It seems that city officials who attend these annual meetings, at the expense of the taxpayers in most instances, to obtain valuable ideas from others regarding methods of conducting municipal affairs are not now in favor of having their meeting in dry Lansing." The Detroit delegation are the prime movers of having the convention switched to Saginaw, or some other wet city.
Senate To Vote On Medicaid Work Requirements Thursday
Legislation creating a work requirement for the state's Medicaid program was reported out of committee Wednesday and is headed to the full Senate, where it is expected to quickly pass once it comes up for a vote, likely on Thursday.
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