Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would strip campaign finance oversight from the incoming Democratic secretary of state and shift it to a new bipartisan commission is in trouble in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature. The Senate-passed bill is not on the agenda for a Wednesday committee meeting, an indication that it is at serious risk of stalling in the final week of the contentious lame-duck session.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A recently established state panel could give final approval to a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority is scheduled to meet for the first time Wednesday. The panel is expected to consider recent agreements between Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Enbridge Inc. The Canadian company wants to drill a tunnel through bedrock under the straits area connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan.
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has additional confirmed cases this year of a mysterious paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Ottawa and Macomb counties have cases confirmed in one child each. Earlier cases were confirmed in children in Oakland County and Wayne counties. The four confirmed cases had onsets of illness between August and October.
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Railroad operator CSX has halted plans to demolish a nearly century-old Michigan roundhouse and is taking steps to preserve as much as possible that might be of historical interest from the site. Crews started working in Port Huron Township this month and the Times Herald reports they soon heard from concerned railroad history buffs worried about losing the structure. Plans initially called for clearing the site, but now the project has changed to environmental cleanup and salvage.