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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., July 12, 2019

VNP 'Actively Looking' At Term Limits For Possible Ballot Drive

Term limits reform -- either extending or eliminating them -- is among the ideas being considered by Voters Not Politicians (VNP) as the group mulls running a ballot proposal campaign again for either 2020 or 2022.

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Using New Gas Tax Revenue For Locals Discussed

Senate Republicans discussed the prospects Tuesday of using the new gas tax created to replace the suggested elimination of sales tax on gasoline to fund local roads, sources tell MIRS.

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Ad Board Could See 400 More Contracts A Year Under Lower Review Standard

The State Administrative Board (SAB) may have to meet more often to accommodate the estimated 400 more contracts a year it'd have to review under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to drop the minimum threshold required for review from $500,000 to $250,000.

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6 House Dems 'Disappointed' Nessel Is Suing Over Line 5

Six of the House Democrats who supported legislation that started the wheels turning on a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac asked Attorney General Dana Nessel to essentially back off from her legal fight to toss the law into the trash can.

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