license http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's news: Wolf hunting licenses, helpful utility fee, crackdown on human trafficking http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-wolf-hunting-licenses-helpful-utility-fee-crackdown-human-trafficking <p><strong>Wolf hunting licenses may be delayed</strong></p><p>Michigan <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/strong-demand-wolf-hunting-licenses-michigan-could-delay-sale-date">wolf hunting licenses are expected to go on sale</a> Saturday. But Ed Golder, Michigan's Department of Natural Resources public information officer, says that date may not work out because of high demand. When the wolf hunting licenses do go on sale, the state will sell up to twelve-hundred of them. The hunt is limited to six counties in the Upper Peninsula. Only 43 wolves will be allowed to be killed.</p><p><strong>Energy assistance will help low-income families</strong></p><p>State regulators have approved a 99-cent monthly fee to help low-income Michigan residents pay their energy bills and avoid losing electricity, natural gas, or propane. The charge applies to all customers, starting in September, unless a utility opts out of the program. The Michigan Public Service Commission says only a few so far have declined to participate.</p><p>According to the Associated Press, if a utility opts out of the program, it can't cut off power between November and April 15th. Michigan's largest utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, plan to participate.</p><p><strong>MI State Police cracking down on human trafficking</strong></p><p>Michigan State Police say 10 teenage girls forced into prostitution have been rescued as part of a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/us/fbi-charges-159-men-with-forcing-teenage-girls-into-prostitution.html?_r=0">national crackdown</a>. Detroit Sergeant Ed Price says the girls were removed from motels and other locations last week in Wayne, Genesee, Oakland and Macomb counties. According to the Associated Press, eighteen suspected pimps were arrested, although only one in Flint has been charged so far. The investigation is ongoing.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:17:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13749 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Wolf hunting licenses, helpful utility fee, crackdown on human trafficking Bill to repeal Driver Responsibility Fee is expected this week http://michiganradio.org/post/bill-repeal-driver-responsibility-fee-expected-week <p>A bill that would repeal Michigan's unpopular <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/driverresponsibility/0,1607,7-213--156446--,00.html">Driver Responsibility Fee</a> is expected to be introduced in the <a href="http://senate.michigan.gov/">state Senate</a> this week, Laura Weber Reports. The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/driverresponsibility/0,1607,7-213-32166---,00.html">annual fee</a> goes to Michigan drivers who have seven or more points on their license. A repeal of the fee was approved by the state House last year but it stalled in the state Senate.</p><p>Democratic state Senator <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bert-Johnson-for-State-Senate-District-2/110086342342833">Bert Johnson</a> says most lawmakers want to get rid of the fee, but don’t want to lose the money it brings in to the state, Weber reports. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:46:50 +0000 Zoe Clark 913 at http://michiganradio.org Bill to repeal Driver Responsibility Fee is expected this week