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Karoub Report – January 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 22, 2020

With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 45-cent-per-gallon fuel tax increase to fix Michigan’s roads failing to get support last year, she said she will now shift to smaller steps…describing that as “triage” for the roads; As a way to cover the cost of environmental and public damages caused by toxic PFAS, the State of Michigan has filed suit in Washtenaw County against 17 different entities; Based on suspected falsification of records, Michigan State Police announced the department is investigating potential fraud committed by contract employees of Intoximeter and is moving to pull 203 breathalyzer instruments from the field; The State of Michigan will spend $17.5 million in federal grant money to distribute Narcan to high-risk areas and population, for medication to treat opioid addiction in emergency rooms and in jails, for replacement programs, and for mobile care units; Beginning May 1, the public can bring cellphones into Michigan courtrooms;  Attorney General Dana Nessel said more charges are expected, some as early as this month, from the investigation into alleged sexual abuse by clergy at the state’s seven dioceses; Gov. Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature the evening of Jan. 29, 2020. For more information on these and other legislative issues, please click on the January 2020 Karoub Report below.

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