Bills

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The Latest on the Legislature’s consideration of economic development tax incentives (all times local):

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Bills up for a final vote in the state would end a requirement that election ballots show small designs or portraits that represent the political party of each candidate.

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Republican state Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City serves Michigan’s 37th Senate District, which covers the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula.

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Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation approved Thursday by the Senate in an effort to target “doctor shopping” by addicts.