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A bill in Lansing would prohibit dogs from sitting in their owner’s lap if the owner is driving a car.

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Several Michigan environment groups are raising concerns about a bill in the Michigan house to change ballast water regulations.

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A package of bills would provide Michigan students with more work opportunities out of high school.

The bills would encourage schools to teach students about occupations that don’t require a college degree… occupations like plumbers and electricians.

The goal is to expose children to jobs they may not have even been aware of, and remind them that college isn’t the only path after high school.

Republican State Representative Daire Rendon is behind the legislation.