Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan with a reputation for bipartisanship has easily won reelection for more than 30 years, but his political future may be in question in the era of Donald Trump. There are big questions ahead for moderates such as Rep. Fred Upton as impeachment grabs the headlines in Washington. These lawmakers may be forced to accept a new identity, as either pro-Trump or anti-Trump. Upton hasn’t said yet whether he’ll seek reelection or retire in 2020.
HANNAHVILLE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula nonprofit organization is supporting a program that educates young people in the Hannahville Indian Community about the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Marquette-based Superior Health Foundation awarded an $11,518 grant to the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan for the Anishinaabe E-cigarette and JUUL Health Education Project. The project will provide teachers, parents and health professionals with information about e-cigarettes and help children make wise choices.
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler. The agreement reached Saturday still needs to get approval from workers. Top union leaders still have to approve the deal, as do factory-level officials who are likely to gather next week to vote on it. Then it must be ratified by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 47,000 union workers.
DETROIT (AP) — A newspaper has found that more than a dozen former Michigan lawmakers who left the Legislature at the end of 2018 due to term limits are avoiding the disclosure of clients by working as consultants, rather than lobbyists. There were 45 state legislators who departed last year. The Detroit News reports that at least 14 have created consulting businesses. Some liberal political groups say the public deserves to know when politicians are being paid to pass laws through the Legislature.