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Karoub Report – November 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 20, 2019

While lawmakers take their annual Thanksgiving/hunting break, the supplemental budget will remain unresolved. With the House and Senate not returning to session until Dec. 3, the fiscal impact on groups depending on the dollars Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed when she signed the FY 2020 budget are beginning to seriously feel the pinch; If legislation overturning the Natural Resources Commission deer baiting ban reaches her desk, Gov. Whitmer’s press secretary has confirmed the Governor will veto it; Under legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Whitmer, Michigan’s 17-year olds would no longer be automatically charged and treated as adults for any criminal offense under the 18 “Raise the Age” bills; The Attorney General’s office has filed a brief asking the Michigan Supreme Court to instantly bypass the Michigan Court of Appeals and vacate the Court of Claims preliminary injunction stopping Gov. Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products; The House passed a package of legislation that would legalize sports betting and internet gaming. Former Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed similar legislation late last year; The Reproductive Health Act, a package of soon-to-be-introduced House Democrat-backed legislation, supported by Gov. Whitmer, would roll back all current restrictions on abortion in Michigan, including the statutory ban ruled inactive by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in Roe v. Wade; The Governor has signed into law legislation that allows solar panels to be installed on business owners’ and homeowners’ roofs without them seeing an immediate property tax increase. For more details on these and other legislative issues, please click on the November 2019 Karoub Report below.

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