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Michigan cities urge governor to sign bill limiting their say on where mines are placed

Local government officials are asking the governor not to sign a new bill that blocks communities from restricting the areas where mines can be placed. The bill, which cleared the Legislature in just two weeks at the end of the session, amends the Michigan Zoning Act to block zoning ordinances that prevent the extraction of natural resources if someone could make a profit by extracting them unless “very serious consequences” would result. The measure would overturn a 2010 Michigan Supreme Court decision that held that Leelanau County’s Kasson township may restrict gravel mining through zoning
Jul 31, 2020

Michigan cities urge governor to sign bill limiting their say on where mines are placed

Michigan cities urge governor to sign bill limiting their say on where mines are placed

Local government officials are asking the governor not to sign a new bill that blocks communities from restricting the areas where mines can be placed. The bill, which cleared the Legislature in just two weeks at the end of the session, amends the Michigan Zoning Act to block zoning ordinances that prevent the extraction of natural resources if someone could make a profit by extracting them unless “very serious consequences” would result. The measure would overturn a 2010 Michigan Supreme Court decision that held that Leelanau County’s Kasson township may restrict gravel mining through zoning
Local government officials are asking the governor not to sign a new bill that blocks communities from restricting the areas where mines can be placed. The bill, which cleared the Legislature in just two weeks at the end of the session, amends the Michigan Zoning Act to block zoning ordinances that prevent the extraction of natural resources if someone could make a profit by extracting them unless “very serious consequences” would result. The measure would overturn a 2010 Michigan Supreme Court decision that held that Leelanau County’s Kasson township may restrict gravel mining through zoning
Jul 31, 2020

New Mexico high school may disband clubs rather than allow gay-straight alliance

New Mexico high school may disband clubs rather than allow gay-straight alliance

Clovis High School may end all non-curricular clubs rather than allow a gay-straight alliance to form at the eastern New Mexico high school, the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico claims. The school superintendent told the Albuquerque Journal that a vote Tuesday night on whether to disband all non-curricular clubs is unrelated to an attempt to form a gay-straight alliance at the school.
Clovis High School may end all non-curricular clubs rather than allow a gay-straight alliance to form at the eastern New Mexico high school, the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico claims. The school superintendent told the Albuquerque Journal that a vote Tuesday night on whether to disband all non-curricular clubs is unrelated to an attempt to form a gay-straight alliance at the school.
Jul 31, 2020

Texas Republicans look to repeal state DREAM Act, base argument on questionable economics

Texas Republicans look to repeal state DREAM Act, base argument on questionable economics

In 2008, Oklahoma passed HB 1804 (RTF), a law attacking residence and employment of undocumented immigrants in the state. One provision specifically repealed an
In 2008, Oklahoma passed HB 1804 (RTF), a law attacking residence and employment of undocumented immigrants in the state. One provision specifically repealed an
Jul 31, 2020
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