Gov. Rick Snyder signed off on a bill that will causes significant changes to the retirement plans for all new teachers and school employees hired after February 1, 2018. The collaborative billed compiled by Michigan’s House and Senate will automatically enroll all new school employees into the program starting next winter. The plans will have school districts pay 4 percent of the employee’s salary into their 401 (k) plan. New employees may also contribute their personal funds and the state would match their addition by 3 percent. University of Michigan-Flint teaching major Alicia Williams believes the changes are for the better.
East Lansing, Mich. – In light of the 317 mass shootings this year, the Michigan Senate approved a bill that would allow Concealed Pistol Licensers to carry in traditionally gun-free zones such as churches or schools. If passed in the Michigan House of Representatives, those with CPLs could undergo eight additional hours of training to receive the certification allowing them to carry in the zones. East Lansing residents are split on the issue. “I can understand why the lawmakers are saying that they want to put that bill out there.
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By STEPHEN OLSCHANSKI Capital News Service LANSING — An experiment allowing Michigan drivers for the first time to legally drive on a highway shoulder could lead to similar efforts across the state. Advocates say that the use of advanced technology … Continue reading →
By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — “Pure Michigan.” “Honest-to-Goodness.” “Find It Here.” Can you name the state that goes with each slogan? That first one and “Only in Minnesota” are quite clear about the states they represent. Less … Continue reading →
By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — Steel and concrete would be the classic choices for building a large new laboratory planned at Michigan State University. But experts in the university’s forestry department are asking, “Why not wood?” They’re … Continue reading →
By CARL STODDARD Capital News Service LANSING — Winter is going to the dogs in Michigan. And that’s not a bad thing. Mushers around the state that offer dog sledding, for a couple of hours or a couple of days, … Continue reading →
By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — New homes may help save a declining bird species and, at the same time, protect economically vital cherry crops from orchard-damaging enemies. That’s the conclusion of scientists who placed nest boxes in … Continue reading →
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By STEPHEN OLSCHANSKI Capital News Service LANSING — Losers of Michigan elections would get a recount of the votes only in close races that they have a reasonable chance of winning under a bill proposed in the Legislature. Rep. Jim … Continue reading →
By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — Trees may be the answer for Michigan communities looking to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff. For one thing, their leafy canopies work like an umbrella over the pavement, keeping rainwater from flowing … Continue reading →