Four years ago on July 4, I celebrated my first service as the rector of St. John’s. In preparation for the day, the interim rector and I noticed the strange coincidence that my first Sunday also happened to be a year when the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday.
The Michigan Press Association public policy staff is meeting with members of the state House Committee on Local Government to follow up on testimony given recently on House Bill 5560, which would pull newspaper-based notices and place them on government websites.
On August 5th we’ll be asked to vote on personal property tax reform. Although this reform purports to give money to the local government, it actually takes away the local taxing authority and centralizes decision-making.
Bill 788 was introduced to the Michigan Senate on Feb. 13 of this year to codify the liability of land for injuries of trespassers. The bill that was referred to committee on May 21 would create the “Trespass Liability Act.”