An election year tax cut could be in the offing for individual filers in Michigan. State House Republican leaders say they want to bring that into the discussions on phasing out a tax on industrial equipment.
Michigan’s new law allowing motorcyclists to ride without a helmet is affecting insurance companies and agencies. A major provision of the law requires a biker to add at least $20,000 of medical coverage to their policy.
That has led to new activity for insurance companies. WKAR’s Scott Pohl reports that the extra work doesn’t seem to be adding much to the bottom line.
Whenever Michigan resident Robert McGeorge used to ride his motorcycle across the Indiana state line, he would stop at the first rest area to take his helmet off, where it was legal to do so.
Eighty-seven people drowned in the Great Lakes last year. That’s tragic and unacceptable, according to Bob Pratt. In 2007, Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project and started training surfers in lifesaving techniques.
A dog that survived being put down in a pet shelter gas chamber paid a visit to the state Capitol Thursday. Daniel and his owner Joe Dwyer of Nutley, New Jersey tour the country to campaign against the use of gas chambers by pet shelters.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra closes out its season this week with a rare Thursday night performance. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with music director Timothy Muffitt about the program, which features piano soloist Charlie Albright.
Michigan lawmakers have begun addressing the state’s often criticized medical marijuana law. Voter approval of the statute in 2008 has been followed by years of legal confusion over its enforcement. Last November, a State Court of Appeals ruling—People versus McQueen--led to the closure of many marijuana dispensaries and made the drug more difficult to obtain, even for cardholding patients.
NPR Religion Correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty will be in mid-Michigan next Wednesday to talk about the intersection of religion and science. She wrote a book on the subject recently, and WKAR’s Melissa Benmark asked her about the response so far.
Milennials. Digital natives. Generation Z. Many terms describe the young adults who’ve grown up with technology. They carry pocket devices that contain more computational power than was used to put a man on the moon. From kindergarten through college, educators are re-tooling their classes to prepare students for a quickly evolving media world.
Michigan State University is no exception. All semester, five student teams have been competing to design a multimedia campaign that explains the university’s new communications strategy, the “Media Sandbox.” On Saturday, one of those teams will be announced the winner.
Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow will introduce legislation she says will lure U.S. companies who’ve moved their operations overseas back home.
Stabenow visited Lansing Community College’s west campus to announce the “Bring Jobs Home Act.” The measure would end tax loopholes that encourage companies to leave the country, and offer a tax credit to cover 20 percent of their cost to resume operations in the U.S. Stabenow says the tax code needs to be modified to keep workers from paying for their own companies’ move.
One of this year’s Michigan Notable Books is InStitches, the memoir of Doctor Anthony Youn. He’s a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine with a plastic surgery practice in Troy.
Youn grew up in Greenville, Michigan, the son of Korean parents in an otherwise all-white town.
In Stitches takes readers from his childhood through medical school and into his medical practice. Along with his book, he’s gotten attention for making numerous appearances on national TV shows.