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Michigan Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase to Help Fix Roads
The Michigan Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would increase gas taxes over the next four years to raise more than $1 billion annually to fix the state's deteriorating roads and bridges.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the wholesale tax would begin at 9% on April 1, 2015 and would…
Genesys Provides Safety Tips for Hunters
Firearm hunting season in Michigan begins on Saturday and on average about 640,000 hunter in the state purchase at least one deer license. Unfortunately, during the hunting season, many preventable accidents occur.
The Injury Prevention Division of Genesys Trauma Services is providing advice to hunte…
AAA Reminds Motorists “Don’t Veer for Deer”
One in every five car crashes in Michigan involves deer and AAA Michigan is reminding motorists "don't veer for deer."
In 2013, there were just under 50,000 crashes involving deer. In Genesee County, there were 952, slightly down from the 995 the year before...
MDOT Tells Hunters Heading Up North to Expect Delays
Deer hunters headed up north this season are being reminded that even though work is nearing completion on I-75 and the Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw County, there are still some lane restrictions in place that could cause delays:

Southbound I-75 currently has two lanes open
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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Inch Up Three Cents
Gas prices inched up about three cents according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is about $3 per gallon, about three cents more than last week and about 22 cents less than last year at this time.
Gas prices in and around the Flint area are slightly less than the statewide average with …
Federal Judge Approves Detroit Bankruptcy Plan
A federal judge today approved a plan to end Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy. According to the Detroit Free Press, Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that Detroit's comprehensive restructuring plan is fair and feasible and allows for the city to slash more than $7 billion in unsecured liabilities an…
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
A federal appeals court today upheld a ban on gay marriage in Michigan, as well as Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. For Michigan, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a March ruling from a judge who had ruled the ban unconstitutional...
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat
Democratic Congressman Gary Peters beat challenger Republican Terri Lynn Land for a seat in the United States Senate on Tuesday. Peters who was up ten percentage points when he gave his victory speech, will replace retiring U.S. Senator Carl Levin...

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