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Wed May 7, 2014
Stateside for Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test for marijuana impairment if lawmakers pass a package of bills introduced in both the state House and Senate.
Critics dispute the accuracy of the tests – expressing concern for medical marijuana users. State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-St. Clair County, sponsored the legislation.
Then we talk about what needs to happen in the education process to correct the imbalance between specialists and primary care physicians.
Also, the upcoming August primary ballot will feature something not usually seen on August primary ballots: a statewide ballot proposal, something we haven't seen in August since 2002.
This ballot proposal will ask you to decide the fate of a reform of Michigan's industrial personal property tax, but there is a pretty significant hurdle that backers have to face – that icky little three-letter word: tax.
Chris Gautz, reporter for Crain's Detroit Business, joined us to talk about all this.
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