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After stops and starts, the state Legislature has finally adopted a bill to send $100 million dollars to Flint to replace lead pipes and other water infrastructure.

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to review a case claiming the Michigan Emergency Manager Law violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

The move comes after a decision this week by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to order an amicus brief be filed with the nation’s high court reviewing a lawsuit against the Governor’s office.

Agustin Arbulu is the Director of the Michigan Office of Civil Rights. He said the lawsuit against the Governor’s office claims voter’s rights are being violated.

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Michigan residents are being urged to volunteer in service of veterans as part of National Volunteer Week, running through April 29th.

John Kleindienst is the National Director of Voluntary Services for DAV. He said through local veteran assistance programs volunteers can help with a number of things. “Grocery shopping, running traditional errands for veterans in their community, doing yard work, painting veterans homes. Those are just a few needs that our volunteers can help with

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A bill allowing parents to give up their baby anonymously passed the house with unanimous support this week. 

The bill expands on a law from 2000 that allowed parents to give up their children at police stations, hospitals, or fire stations within 72 hours without penalty. 

Wednesday was the annual Second Amendment March in Lansing. Gun enthusiasts took to the Capitol for speeches and mass open-carrying of firearms.

 

According to the march’s website, they met for a, “peaceful gathering to demonstrate the political strength of Michigan’s legal gun owners and Second Amendment advocates.”

 

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