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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It seems like somebody is scratching and clawing to find relevance. Obviously, his own caucus didn't find relevance in his work. That's why they replaced him."

- Rep. Klint KESTO (R-Commerce Twp.) after former Minority Leader Tim GREIMEL (D-Auburn Hills) said Kesto “caved to reported pressure from the Michigan Catholic Conference" on what Greimel called the “Kesto’s Pedophile Priest Loophole" or the Larry NASSAR response legislation.

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Chatfield Taking Lead In House On Pot Legalization Question
"House Speaker Pro Tem Lee CHATFIELD (R-Levering), the presumed Republican leader in the 2019-20 session, is talking with Senate Republican leadership about the possibility of cobbling together the votes needed to pass the marijuana legalization citizens initiative by the June 5 deadline."
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Greimel Takes A Shot At Kesto As House Passes 28 Sex Assault Reform Bills
"As House Law and Justice Committee voted out a string of 28 bills aimed at reforming Michigan sexual assault laws, Rep. Tim GREIMEL (D-Auburn Hills) fired off a campaign press release this afternoon criticizing Chair Klint KESTO (R-Commerce Twp.) for "voting yesterday to water down" the bills."
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$18M Health Insurance Tax Cut Shoots Through Panel, Full Senate By Lunch
"PPOs and their roughly 1.2 million customers would see an accumulative $18 million state tax cut under legislation that's connected with the Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) repeal bills that moved last week (See "Senate Sends HICA Tax Repeal To House," 5/17/18). The bill creating the cut shot through a Senate committee after a seven-minute hearing and the full Senate today a couple hours later."
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Senate Approps Moves Marshall Plan, Changes To Follow
"The two bills that comprise Gov. Rick SNYDER's Marshall Plan for talent enhancement were voted out of the Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon on time, but apparently they're not quite ready for prime time."
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New Local Licensing Requirements On The Chopping Block
"Local governments cannot create any new professional licensing schemes for lines of work already state licensed, under legislation a House committee debated today."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It seems like somebody is scratching and clawing to find relevance. Obviously, his own caucus didn't find relevance in his work. That's why they replaced him."

- Rep. Klint KESTO (R-Commerce Twp.) after former Minority Leader Tim GREIMEL (D-Auburn Hills) said Kesto “caved to reported pressure from the Michigan Catholic Conference" on what Greimel called the “Kesto’s Pedophile Priest Loophole" or the Larry NASSAR response legislation.