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Karoub Report – May 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 24, 2018

The strictest drinking water rules for lead in the country are about complete, according to Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration. The plan would eventually result in the replacement of all 500,000 lead service pipes in Michigan—a move that is drawing opposition from municipalities and utilities; The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee may schedule a hearing this week to permit casinos to offer sports team wagers. Committee Chair Representative Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Twp.) and Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) are working together to pass their bills; First, the Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools was fighting a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana. Now, it is urging the Legislature to take up the initiative, amend it and pass legislation for adult recreational use; Updated revenue estimates set by state economists last week indicate Gov. Snyder and legislators will have a combined $500 million more than expected for this fiscal year and next fiscal year; and Pancreatic cancer has taken the life of State Superintendent Brian Whiston. He was diagnosed with the disease in late 2017 and had officially gone on long-term disability just days before his passing. For more information on these and other legislative issues, click on the May 2018 Karoub Report below.

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