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What are Michigan’s Gun Laws for 2020?

Michigan is a shall-issue state. Licenses are issued at the local level by county clerks. A permit to purchase, a background check and firearms registration are required to buy a handgun from a private individual. Open carry is legal in Michigan with several restrictions. Open carry is allowed in more places than concealed carry as the restricted areas […]

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What is Michigan’s Water Protection Law for 2020?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $180 million plan to boost the quality of tap water across Michigan, from replacing lead pipes and school drinking fountains to combating chemicals that are contaminating public supplies and private wells. It will help to implement tougher led-in-water rules, address contamination from chemicals known collectively as PFAS and give low-interest […]

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What is Mandatory Bleeding Control Kits for in all Texas Schools?

A new Texas law that went into effect January 1, 2020, requires all public schools and open-enrollment charter schools to have a traumatic injury response protocol in place which includes bleeding control kits. House Bill 496 requires all Texas schools to place these kits in easily ​accessible areas and include them in their emergency preparedness […]

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Is it illegal to text and drive in Michigan?

For all Michigan drivers, it is illegal to use a wireless communication device that’s located in the driver’s hand or lap to read, write, or send a message. Michigan’s distracted driving laws prohibit text messaging for all drivers and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. This article discusses the specifics of what the […]

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What is Impeachment?

Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively from office; it is similar to an indictment in criminal law, and thus it is essentially the statement of charges against the official. Only three U.S. presidents have been formally impeached […]

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What Are The New Rules For Michigan Deer Season?

Bating and feeding is now banned in the entire lower peninsula to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease is a contagious, neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. It causes a degeneration of the brain resulting in emaciation (abnormally thin), abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. CWD is fatal; […]

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What Is a Business Liability?

This business finance key term is a legal obligation to repay or otherwise settle a debt. Liabilities are considered either current (payable within one year or less) or long-term (payable after one year) and are listed on a business’s balance sheet. A business’s accounts payable, wages, taxes, and accrued expenses are all considered liabilities. Liabilities […]

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What Is Employment Due Process?

The right to due process is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   Sometimes government employees have a property interest in their jobs and are entitled to due process before they can be fired. Among the lesser-known rights held by each American citizen is the right to due process. This means that the government cannot take away a […]

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How Can Lead Enter The Drinking Water?

Lead can enter drinking water when service lines that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures, according to the EPA. The most common problem in homes is the result of brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, from which significant […]

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What is the EEE virus in Michigan?

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is an extremely rare but serious and often fatal infection that causes encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. It is spread by the bite of a mosquito infected with EEE virus (EEEV). EEEV can also infect a wide range of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. To date, there are nine confirmed human […]

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