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Gongwer News Highlights, April 7, 2017

Jon Harrison

Body Cameras, Constitutional Carry Coming Up In House Judiciary

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jim Runestad is planning to take up a slew of high-profile bills when the Legislature returns from its spring break, including his resolution to require warrants for electronic searches and seizures and constitutional carry legislation.

Vadnais Seeking To Expand Training In Final Months

Michigan has among the largest National Guard training areas in the country and Military and Veterans Affairs Director Gregory Vandais is working to leave his successor a head start in expanding the programs there.

Kelly Planning Hearing On Vaccination Bills

Rep. Tim Kelly said Friday he plans to hold a hearing on legislation barring the state from enforcing its rule requiring parents to receive information from local public health officials about vaccines if they want a nonmedical waiver to exempt their children from vaccine

Franz Leads Possibilities In 35th Senate Race

Republican former Rep. Ray Franz of Onekama, so far the only individual to create a campaign committee for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Darwin Booher, appears to be the most likely Republican contender for the seat.

Appeals Court Says Chiropractic Board Members Have Immunity

Michigan's Board of Chiropractic has quasi-judicial immunity allowing it not to be sued for licensing decisions it makes, even if those decisions are later overturned by a court , the Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Michigan Economic App Launched

A new application allowing users to follow labor and economic metrics that show the strength of Michigan's economy was launched Friday by the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The app, available for both IOS and Android phones and tablets, will provide same-day updates on some 44 different statistics on unemployment, population, labor force and gross domestic product.

Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #56, Report 68, April 7, 2017.

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