bills http://michiganradio.org en Lansing city council may tweak city's snow removal ordinance http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-city-council-may-tweak-citys-snow-removal-ordinance <p>&nbsp;Lansing&rsquo;s ordinance requiring people to shovel snow from their sidewalks might get a tweak before the snow flies this winter.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Last night, the Lansing City Council voted to allow four people off the hook for failing to shovel snow from their sidewalks last winter.&nbsp; The reason?&nbsp; They either didn&rsquo;t actually own the property last winter or there was an administrative mistake.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:40:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 4320 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing city council may tweak city's snow removal ordinance House lawmakers introduce 85 proposals, half-dozen resolutions http://michiganradio.org/post/house-lawmakers-introduce-85-proposals-half-dozen-resolutions <p>On the first day that Michigan lawmakers were allowed to submit legislative proposals, legislators in the state House introduced 85 bills and a half-dozen resolutions. As the Associated Press <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/01/michigan_house_introduces_85_b.html">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The first bill introduced Thursday would repeal a surcharge on the Michigan Business Tax. It's likely to pass as part of a broader, still-developing plan to reshape business taxes. Other proposals would repeal Michigan's mandatory motorcycle helmet law in some circumstances and eliminate caps on the number of charter schools.</p></blockquote><p>State lawmakers <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/lawmakers-begin-new-legislative-session">began the 2011 legislative session</a> on Wednesday by taking the <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/new-and-returning-state-lawmakers-being-sworn-captiol">oath of office</a> and officially announcing new legislative leaders. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:51:01 +0000 Zoe Clark 884 at http://michiganradio.org House lawmakers introduce 85 proposals, half-dozen resolutions