Michigan Report for Friday, July 1, 2016

Knollenberg Weighs Override After Snyder Vetoes Road Bill

The sponsor of a bill that would have eliminated the share some cities pay toward state road projects in their jurisdictions fumed Friday at Governor Rick Snyder's decision to veto it and said he is considering options to revive the policy, including attempting to override Mr. Snyder's veto.

The Department of Transportation had signaled opposition to the bill as it moved through the Legislature, but it failed to sway lawmakers who voted 109-0 in the House and 37-0 in the Senate to pass SB 557*.


Federal Appeals Court Upholds HICA Tax

Michigan's controversial Health Insurance Claims Assessment does not violate federal pre-emption, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday.


Preliminary Injunction Issued On Law Banning Union PAC Contributions

A Detroit U.S. district judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a newly enacted state law that bans companies from collecting employee donations for union campaign funds, but permits a firm to continue to collect donations for corporate campaign funds.

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