Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s largest brewery is being sold to a Spanish partner. Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids has informed state regulators that Mahou San Miguel Group will have a 90% stake in the brewer by January. Mahou San Miguel, based in Madrid, acquired a 30% stake in Founders in 2014. Founders says Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, who co-founded the brewery in 1997, will each retain a 5% share and “have no intention of leaving.”
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A top Democratic lawmaker says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase is dead in the Republican-led Legislature. House Minority Leader Christine Greig said Thursday that with majority Republicans vehemently opposing the 45-cent plan, there are alternative ways to raise revenue without having to increase the gas tax by as much.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has approved a resolution urging Rep. Larry Inman to resign as he faces federal charges over an alleged scheme to trade votes for campaign money. The Republican from the Traverse City area, who was indicted in May, has refused to step down after being kicked out of the Republican caucus and losing his committee assignments.
DETROIT (AP) — The body of a 41-year-old Iraqi man who died in Baghdad after being deported from the U.S. for committing multiple crimes is returning to the Detroit area for burial. Democratic U.S. Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan announced Thursday Jimmy Aldaoud’s body was expected to arrive Friday by plane. Aldaoud, who lived in the Detroit area, was deported in June. He was among hundreds of Iraqi nationals who were arrested to enforce deportation orders.