Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican-backed Legislature has voted to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, except when necessary to safe a women’s life. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed Tuesday to veto the bills once they get to her desk.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With her signature priority of fixing the roads stalled in the Legislature, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says it’s time for Republican leaders to ‘get off the dime’ and ‘get moving’ on the issue. The Democrat said Tuesday that fixing roads is the “No. 1 issue” for people, but she’s hearing “crickets” in the Capitol.
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say vandals shattered more than 200 windows at largely vacant shopping center in southeastern Michigan. WDIV-TV reports the windows were broken about two weeks ago at the former Horizon Outlet Center in Monroe Township, located just off Interstate 75. The Monroe County sheriff’s office is seeking to identify and speak with two people seen on video at the center around the time some windows were broken. Damage is estimated at between $70,000 and $100,000.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers who work for local governments across the U.S. are urging a federal court to take a fresh look at a controversy over marking tires to enforce parking rules in a Michigan city. The International Municipal Lawyers Association objects to a recent decision by a three-judge panel at a federal appeals court. The group says the decision “effectively guts” parking enforcement. The panel said marking tires in Saginaw qualifies as a search under the Fourth Amendment and could be illegal.