Daily Archives: June 6, 2019

Michigan House Republicans Want Sales Tax At Pump To Go To Roads – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Republicans who control Michigan’s House are proposing to boost road spending by dedicating much of the state’s 6 percent sales tax at the pump to the transportation budget. Much of that money now goes to schools and municipalities. A House plan unveiled Thursday would earmark two-thirds of the sales tax to road construction. It is House Republicans’ ...

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Rep. Tlaib Describes Personal Threats At Hearing On White Supremacy – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib recalled threats made against her and other freshman House members during an emotional exchange Tuesday about the lack of a domestic terrorism statute. The Michigan Democrat described one threat, which was sent to her office and others, targeting her because of her Muslim faith. “How is that not enough to fall under domestic terrorism, if ...

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Michigan Now Has A Jimmy Choo Store – Detroit News Watch

TROY (the Patch)— Michigan shoppers who like luxury items will be excited about the state’s first Jimmy Choo store opening up inside Somerset Collection in Troy. The grand opening was held Tuesday when the retailer donated 20% of its proceeds to The Children’s Center, a Detroit-based clinic offering psychological services. The designer is known for shoes, but customers will find ...

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Lions Start Minicamp Without Slay Or Harrison – Detroit News Watch

The Detroit Lions started their mandatory minicamp without two standouts on defense. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison were not with their teammates Tuesday. DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 28: Newly acquired Damon Harrison of the Detroit Lions #98 on the field against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half Ford Field on October 28, ...

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Free Fishing On The Detroit River – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (the Patch)— Across the state of Michigan, communities will celebrate Free Fishing Days on June 8 and 9, when fees for fishing licenses will be waived for all residents. The Friends of the Detroit River [FDR] Riverkeeper Bob Burns said he expects a lively turnout on the Detroit River, and has some tips to offer to get the most ...

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Michigan Will Now Donate Returned Formula To Food Banks, Shelters – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (the Patch)— The State of Michigan will now donate any unused but returned baby formula from WIC clients to local non-profit agencies like food banks and shelters. According to the announcement made Tuesday, the move was made in response to stakeholder feedback from people around the state. “The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS) sought and has ...

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