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Republican-dominated legislature launches historic “tax & regulate” dispensary system

Michigan lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed omnibus legislation to formally license, tax, and regulate the commercial sale, cultivation, processing, transportation, and testing of medical marijuana.

22nd September, 2016 | 1 Comments

With a number of Democratic incumbents and primary winners running unopposed in the November general election, the contest for the 96th District in the State House of Representatives has become the featured regional race on Bay County ballots.

22nd September, 2016 | 0 Comments

Conflicting Signals Being Sent by Governor?

A district court judge in Otsego County ruled that the Michigan State Police cannot detain a MMMA patient during a traffic stop to “verify” the patient has the lawful amount of medical marijuana. 

13th May, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Bill Could Land on Snyder’s Desk Next Week

Both the pro-marijuana and anti-fracking groups are relatively close to the 252,523 valid signatures needed to get these issues on the state’s November ballot, but they have one problem: some of the signatures are too old.

26th March, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guest Commentary by Senator Ken Horn

I was asked to provide a direct response to a guest editorial regarding a road funding alternative that was recently introduced in Lansing. The irony is that no one would likely know that choices for road repair were even an option, except for Mr. Schmid's panicked concern. His editorial, written without contacting me or my office, gives me the opportunity to clear up some misconceptions and concerns.

04th February, 2016 | 0 Comments

Former Saginaw City Manager's Pivotal Role in the Flint Water Crisis

Back in 2014, while under the control of Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, the City of Flint started drawing its municipal water from the corrosive Flint River. As the former City Manager of Saginaw from 2006-13, Earley left his position in Saginaw after receiving an appointment from Gov. Rick Snyder to become Flint’s new ‘Emergency Manager’ in order to help solve that beleaguered city’s fiscal crisis.

14th January, 2016 | 0 Comments

The voters have spoken. No means no, right? Apparently Saginaw County Senator Ken Horn does not understand this. Horn has just sponsored another Proposition 1 style ballot question (Senate Joint Resolution M) to increase the state sales tax from 6% to 7%.​

14th January, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where Up is Down and We All Take a Ride on the Merry-go-round

2015 was a depressing yet hopeful year politically. Depressing, because it further emphasized the economic disparity throughout America that is ripping our country apart at the seams through the polarization of extremes on both sides of the spectrum, which in the process has squeezed out rationality. Hopeful, because on several fronts of the local, national, and statewide landscape, people were looking outside the mainstream for ways to fix the system.

17th December, 2015 | 0 Comments

Statewide Ballot Initiative Seeks Citizen Involvement to Reclaim the Natural Resources & Damage to Human Health the Michigan Legislature Sold to the Gas Industry for Pennies on the Dollar

High volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing – commonly called fracking – was developed in the late 1990s. Through this process a well is drilled several miles underground, first vertically and then horizontally, at which points companies mix chemicals – many of them cancer causing or neurotoxic – with millions of gallons of water and sand.

13th August, 2015 | 0 Comments

They say we don’t make anything in America anymore, but in actuality there is one industry that has displayed consistent growth over the last 40 years, even finding a way to increase their business through imports. If your guess were prisons, you would be right on the money; that’s right, our own State & Federal Penitentiary System.

23rd July, 2015 | 0 Comments

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