Michigan Report for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Land: Cut Federal Gas Tax 78%, Put States In Charge

Republican U.S. Candidate Terri Land

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land proposed Tuesday slashing the federal gasoline tax and leaving it up to the states whether to make up the revenues with higher state taxes to pay for building and maintaining their road systems.

Ms. Land paired the proposal with a new television advertisement and website attacking her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, claiming he has failed to address road issues.


Ed Groups Join Call For Elliott-Larsen Expansion; Foster To Request Co-Sponsors

Groups representing the state's community colleges, universities and public schools joined the call to add sexual orientation to the Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act on Tuesday, and Jim Murray, chair of the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition, said Rep. Frank Foster will request co-sponsors on the bill during Wednesday's session.


Casino Workers Lose Licenses In Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Some 23 licensed casino workers at Greektown and Motor City casinos in Detroit either surrendered or had their licenses suspended as state agencies investigate an alleged scandal involving unemployment compensation fraud.

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  • Local Road Associations Preparing For Increased Salt Prices
  • Slavens Bill Would Ban Radioactive Waste Import
  • MCRGO Backs Republicans In Key Races
  • Detroit Water Bond Ratings Adjusted
  • State Investing In Downtown Detroit Development
  • Campaign Notes: Allegation Helped Lead To Victory, Carl Says
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