The Weekly Roundup
Ever wonder what your lawmakers are voting on, but don’t have the time to dig through the endless amount of news stories to find out? Back by popular demand, we will recap the week’s top three stories in an easily digestible email that you can read in two minutes or less!
After two years of dedication, a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Bieda (D–Warren) that would allow child sexual assault victims to file charges against their attackers at any time is heading to the House after it unanimously passed the Senate.
Under current law, prosecutors have a limited window of time to file charges against a survivor’s attacker. This legislation would remove that limit and give survivors an indefinite path to justice.
Drivers will start feeling some relief after the Senate unanimously voted to end ineffective and costly driver responsibility fees. These fees were a cash grab by the state to fine motorists twice for a single infraction.
Two Democratic Senators had bills in the package: a bill sponsored by Sen. David Knezek (D–Dearborn Heights) would forgive any outstanding driver responsibility fees after October 1, 2018, and a bill sponsored by Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) would create an educational outreach program to drivers on the repeal.
Cities across the country are vying for 50,000 new Amazon jobs and $5 billion in investment from the company. Now it’s their turn and we wait because a final decision won’t be announced until 2018.