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MDOT Looking for Sponsors of Rest Areas, Welcome Centers

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced they are seeking proposals for an advertising and sponsorship program of the state's rest areas and welcome centers. MDOT says the idea is for sponsors to partially fund the operations of the facilities

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Snyder Signs Bills Preventing Discrimination Against Breast Feeding Mothers

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against breast-feeding mothers. When signing the bills, the governor said "breast-feeding is a natural act with many proven benefits

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Gov. Snyder Signs Bills to Increase Penalties for Drive-By Shootings

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on Monday that will increase penalties for drive-by shootings.

In a statement, Snyder said "the safety and wellbeing of all Michiganders is and always will be a top priority

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MDOT to Sell Off Excess Property in Auction

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced they will auction off 11 excess properties this week. According to MDOT, the properties, which are available for public purchase, are no longer needed for transportation purposes and are located throughout Michigan

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Michigan State Police Warn “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”

To promote lightning safety awareness week, the Michigan State Police is reminding residents that "when thunder roars, go indoors." The MSP's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division says summer is the peak season for lightning strikes and that on average 53 people are killed and hundreds are severely injured each year

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Down Slightly After Four Weeks of Increases

After four weeks of increases, state motorists will find the average price of gas has dropped slightly according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just over $3.86 per gallon.

Gas prices in and around Flint have dropped almost 16 cents in the past week, with the average price of gas now hovering around $3

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Gov. Snyder Signs Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

On Friday morning, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that creates the state's contribution to Detroit's "Grand Bargain" settlement. In doing so, the governor said the historic, bipartisan legislation shows all Michigan stands together in Detroit's revitalization

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State Police Inspect Over 1,000 Commercial Vehicles During Roadcheck

The Michigan State Police announced they inspected over 1,100 commercial vehicles during this year's Roadcheck enforcement operation which took place June 3-5. The Roadcheck operation is a joint effort of federal, state and local inspectors from the U

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Up A Few Cents

Motorists around Michigan will find the average gas prices up for the fourth week in a row. AAA Michigan reports that the current statewide average is just under $3.96 per gallon.

Gas prices in and around the Flint area are just under the $4 per gallon mark with prices hovering around $3

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise each year by the annual change in highway construction costs.

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