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Karoub Report – October 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 22, 2018


Legislators have wrapped up session work and headed back home to hit the campaign trail until the 14 scheduled session days in lame duck; The House has unanimously approved a five-bill package of legislation (SB 425-429) that will allow people to register to vote online; With an attempt by the state to have some existing unlicensed marijuana businesses close by Sept. 15 ending up in court, the state has now issued a whole new set of rules and made the deadline Oct. 31 instead; Legalization of the use of CBD oil, or cannabidiol, without the need of a medical marijuana card, has passed the House and been sent to the Senate; The first case of chronic wasting disease in the Upper Peninsula has been confirmed by the Department of Natural Resources. It is the first one to test positive among the 625 deer tested this year; and Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in September, meaning the number of jobless in the state fell below 200,000 last month for the first time since September 2000. For more on these and other legislative issues, please click on the October 2018 Karoub Report below.


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