#Michigan Law

Michigan Senate committee hears testimony on cryptocurrency bill

Cryptocurrencies are a decentralized type of digital money that operate without the need for a third party, like a central bank, to monitor transactions. Blockchain refers to the secured database that keeps track of cryptocurrency exchanges. The Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee heard testimony on the proposal Thursday.
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Genesee County clerk's court case shifted to Livingston County

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - Genesee County Clerk John Gleason will have to travel farther for upcoming court hearings on criminal charges pending against him. The Michigan Court Administrative Office approved transferring Gleason's case out of Genesee County to avoid a conflict of interest. The case against him will be heard in Livingston County instead.

Michigan activists push to get abortion on the November ballot

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Activists are collecting signatures to get abortion on the November ballot after a leak that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. "The ability to control your body is absolutely the most fundamental right there is - if you can't control your body you can't control any part of your life," said Marie Lowry, who was gathering signatures for the initiative led by the Michigan ACLU.

Place Your Bets

While 2020 was the first year in which sports betting was legal in Michigan, it was 2021 when it became available not only in brick-and-mortar casinos, but also online. The numbers generated last year give every indication that Michigan sports bettors fully embraced the opportunity. According to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, Michigan bettors wagered $3.6 billion on internet sports wagers in 2021, resulting in $292 million in gross revenue and $7.3 million in betting for the state. That’s in addition to $310.6 million wagered on sports inside casinos (up from $130.7 million in 2020), which generated $27.3 million in gross revenue and $1 million in state wagering taxes.

Michigan Senate passes dyslexia education bills

LANSING, MI (MPRN)— Legislation aimed at helping Michigan students who show signs of dyslexia made it out of the state Senate Wednesday. Speaking from the Senate floor, Senator Lana Theis (R-Brighton) said the four-bill package would help improve literacy. “Michigan’s never had a statewide coordinated strategy to help children...
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Oakland County jury board set to meet this month

Troy-based attorney Daniel Quick, appointed to the county’s jury commission, is getting ready for his second-ever meeting with the board. Quick, who works for the law firm Dickinson Wright, is about to be reappointed to a six-year term by county commissioners. Fellow jury commissioners are Bloomfield Hills-based attorney Kymberly...