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Karoub Report – Jan. 23, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 24, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she will put forth “a real plan” to fix Michigan’s roads and other infrastructure in her March budget presentation, but under questioning by reporters gave no indication of how she would propose paying for the plan; The Senate’s first bill of the 100th Legislature is Senate Bill 1 to address the state’s nation-leading auto insurance rates which focuses on health care and personal injury protection benefit changes; Attorney General Dana Nessel has picked Fadwa Hammoud as Solicitor General and tapped her to oversee the Attorney General’s criminal prosecutions in the Flint water crisis; Other top priorities of the legislature include: Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform which would require a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies could sell or use the property seized based on probable cause and tax credits such as establishing a child care credit for working families with young children and creating a tax credit claw back to make businesses that leave Michigan pay back incentive dollars they were awarded to come to or stay in Michigan; and gambling expansion legislation will quickly be reintroduced this session for online gaming and horse race betting by cellphone as well as fantasy sports gambling and new charitable gaming regulations. For more on these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the Jan. 23, 2019 Karoub Report below.

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