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  • Adult-use marijuana payments being distributed to Michigan municipalities and counties

    March 01, 2024

    The Michigan Department of Treasury on Thursday announced that more than $87 million is being distributed among 269 municipalities and counties as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.
    Over the next few days, 99 cities, 30 villages, 69 townships and 71 counties will receive payments from the Marihuana Regulation Fund. For the state of Michigan's 2023 fiscal year, this means each eligible municipality and county will receive more than $59,000 for every licensed retail store and microbusiness located within its jurisdiction.

  • Michigan cop's mistake leads to $320,000 deal with Japanese man wrongly accused of drunken driving

    March 01, 2024

    A Michigan village has agreed to a $320,000 settlement with a man from Japan who was wrongly accused of drunken driving after a police officer badly misread a breath test, court records show.
    Ryohei Akima blew a 0.02 on the test, but it was mistakenly read by the Fowlerville officer as 0.22 — nearly three times over Michigan's blood-alcohol limit for driving.

  • Ousted Michigan Republican Party chair loses key ruling at appeals court

    March 01, 2024

    DETROIT (AP) — The ousted former leader of the Michigan Republican Party lost a key court ruling Thursday in her effort to regain the top post.
    The Michigan Court of Appeals said it won't suspend a lower court's order affirming Kristina Karamo's removal by party members.
    Karamo was hoping that a stay would clear the way for her to lead a meeting Saturday in Detroit to select presidential delegates for the party's national convention.

  • New lawyers v board

    February 29, 2024

    The Oakland County Bar Association’s 19th Annual Challenge between the New Lawyers Committee (NLC) and the OCBA Board featured a cornhole tournament at Platform in Birmingham on Thursday, February 15. After a tough loss last year, the NLC reclaimed the winning trophy for 2024.

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