Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Wednesday, Apr. 17.

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 9:00 AM Michigan House Energy Committee meeting – Michigan House Energy Committee meeting, with agenda including a presentation by the Michigan Municipal Electric Association

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comkey=501

Contacts: Melissa Weipert, Michigan House Energy Committee clerk, mweipert@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 5176

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 10:30 AM Michigan House Agriculture Committee meeting – Michigan House Agriculture Committee meeting, with agenda including a presentation from Sheila Burkhardt (Michigan Milk Producers Association)

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comkey=482

Contacts: Dakota Soda, Committee Clerk, dsoda@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 0350

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 10:30 AM Michigan House Tax Policy Committee meeting – Michigan House Tax Policy Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘HB 4068 – Property tax; exemptions; alternative energy personal property; modify exemption’, ‘HB 4069 – Property tax; assessments; placement of solar panels on residential real property; exclude from assessment of true cash value’

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comkey=521

Contacts: Taylor Thrush, Michigan House Tax Policy Committee clerk, tthrush@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 7256

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 11:30 AM ‘Oil Spills on Winter Lakes: Risk Perception, Detection, and Remediation’ forum – ‘Oil Spills on Winter Lakes: Risk Perception, Detection, and Remediation’ forum, hosted by Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.msu.edu, https://twitter.com/MSUNews

Contacts: Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu , 1 517 355 6672

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 12:00 PM Michigan House Financial Services Committee meeting – Michigan House Financial Services Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘HB 4274 – Retirement; public school employees; annuity option; expand’, ‘HB 4275 – Retirement; state employees; annuity option; provide for’

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comkey=503

Contacts: Sondra Gordon, Committee Clerk, sgordon@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 0910

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 12:15 PM Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs executive order to improve Michigan’s justice system – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs executive order 2019-10 to kickstart the bipartisan effort to examine jail and pretrial incarceration to improve Michigan’s justice system. Attendees include Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, Michigan Sheriffs Association Executive Director Blaine Koops, and Michigan Association of Counties Executive Director Stephan Currie

Location: Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Office of the Michigan Governor, BrownT56@michigan.gov

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 12:30 PM Michigan Senate Finance Committee meeting – Michigan Senate Finance Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘SB 120 – Individual income tax; other; Michigan first-time home buyer savings program act; create’, ‘SB 121 – Individual income tax; deductions; tax incentive for contributions made to first-time home buyers program; provide for’, ‘SB 58 – Taxation; tobacco; cigarette tax; modify’

Location: Binsfeld Office Building, 201 Townsend St, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committee/finance.html

Contacts: Jackie Mosher, Michigan Senate Finance Committee Clerk, 1 517 373 5312

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Wednesday, Apr. 17 12:30 PM Michigan Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting – Michigan Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘SB 192 – Vehicles; driver training; waiver of night driving requirement for individuals holding a graduated driver license; provide for under certain conditions’, ‘SB 193 – Vehicles; driver training; waiver of night driving requirement for a segment 2 curriculum course; provide for under certain conditions’, ‘SB 169 – Highways; memorial; portion of M-15; designate as the ‘Michael Cathcart Memorial Highway”

Location: Binsfeld Office Building, 201 Townsend St, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committee/transportation.html

Contacts: Heather Dorbeck, Michigan Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee clerk, 1 517 373 5323

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Thursday, Apr. 18 8:30 AM Michigan Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee meeting – Michigan Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 and Michigan Department of Education meeting, with presentations by Michigan Department of Education, Curriculum Associates Policy Associate Vice President Luci Willits, NWEA State and Government Partnerships Senior Account Executive Peyton Rodriguez, and Renaissance Government Affairs Vice President Laurie Borkon

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: https://senate.michigan.gov/committee/education.html

Contacts: Michael Sitkauskas, 1 517 373 5314

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Thursday, Apr. 18 8:30 AM Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee meeting – Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘SB 84 – Criminal procedure; indigent defense; definition of adult in Michigan indigent defense commission act; modify’, ‘SB 90 – Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile court jurisdiction and location of juvenile detention in some instances; modify’, ‘SB 91 – Juveniles; criminal procedure; prejudication confinement of juveniles under 18 years of age in jail; preclude’, ‘SB 92 – Criminal procedure; youthful trainees; age eligibility for youthful trainee status; raise to 18 years’

Location: Binsfeld Office Building, 201 Townsend St, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committee/judiciary.html

Contacts: Jackie Mosher, 1 517 373 5312

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Thursday, Apr. 18 9:00 AM Michigan House Insurance Committee meeting – Michigan House Insurance Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘HB 4449 – Insurance; no-fault; allowable expenses; eliminate requirement to reimburse for chiropractic services’

Location: Anderson House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/mhrpublic/committeeinfo.aspx?comkey=231

Contacts: Dakota Soda, Committee Clerk, dsoda@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 0350

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Thursday, Apr. 18 9:30 AM Sentencing of man convicted of stabbing a police officer in Flint, MI, airport – Sentencing of Canadian man Amor Ftouhi, convicted of terrorism in the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, MI on 21 Jun 2017 * Before Judge Matthew Leitman * Case no. 4:17-cr-20456

Location: Theodore Levin United State Courthouse, 231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI

Contacts: Chambers of Judge Matthew Leitman, 1 810 341 9760

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Thursday, Apr. 18 10:00 AM Transportation Security Administration discuss and display prohibited items

Location: Capital Region International Airport, 4100 Capitol City Blvd, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.tsa.gov, https://twitter.com/TSA

Contacts: Mark Howell, mark.howell1@tsa.dhs.gov

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Thursday, Apr. 18 1:00 PM Michigan Public Service Commission meeting – Michigan Public Service Commission meeting, with agenda including a discussion on the region’s spring power outlook; MISO’s proposal to integrate energy storage into wholesale markets; MISO’s annual planning resource auction, a market mechanism for utilities to buy and sell energy capacity; and the grid’s performance during this past winter’s polar vortex

Location: Public Service Commission, 7109 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Nick Assendelft, assendelftn@michigan.gov, 1 517 284 8300

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Thursday, Apr. 18 1:00 PM Michigan AG Nessel warns of puppy scams – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel holds a media availability with adoptable dogs and Humane Society of the United States to bring attention to the importance of recognizing and stopping puppy scams in the state

Location: Michigan Humane Society Pet Adoption, 7887 Chrysler Service Dr, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov/ag/, https://twitter.com/dananessel

Contacts: Dan Olsen, olsend1@michigan.gov, 1 517 335 7666

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Thursday, Apr. 18 5:30 PM Small Business Empowerment Fair, presented by Detroit Council President Brenda Jones and Councilmember Janee Ayers

Location: Ford Resource and Engagement Center Eastside, 15491 Maddelein St, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.degc.org/

Contacts: Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, 1 313 963 2940

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Thursday, Apr. 18 5:30 PM Michigan state Sen. Dayna Polehanki holds coffee hours – Michigan state Sen. Dayna Polehanki holds coffee hours at Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Rd, Livonia (5:30 PM EDT), and Northville District Library, 212 West Cady St, Northville (7:00 PM EDT)

Weblinks: http://www.senate.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/MISenate

Contacts: Dan Centers, dcenters@senate.michigan.gov, 1 517 373 7350

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Thursday, Apr. 18 5:30 PM Michigan House Democrats Motor City 2020 Kick-Off – Michigan House Democrats Motor City 2020 Kick-Off, with special guest Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Attendees include Michigan House Democratic Leader Christine Greig, and state Reps. Wendell Byrd, Tyrone Carter, LaTanya Garrett, Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Cynthia Johnson, Leslie Love, Isaac Robinson, Joe Tate, Karen Whitsett, and Tenisha Yancey

Location: Detroit PAL, 1680 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.housedems.com/, https://twitter.com/MIHouseDems

Contacts: Michigan House Democrats, rsvp@mihousedems.com

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Thursday, Apr. 18 7:15 PM American Educational Foundation Annual Scholarship Gala – American Educational Foundation Annual Scholarship Gala, with keynote remarks from former NCAA basketball player Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Location: Bellagio Banquet And Conference Center, 23900 W Warren Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI

Weblinks: https://aefusa.org/

Contacts: Mario Morrow, Mario Morrow & Associates, mmorrow@mariomorrow.com, 1 313 800 5973

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Friday, Apr. 19 10:00 AM KidSpeak – KidSpeak, an annual youth forum giving students in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to speak to legislators, school officials and community leaders

Location: Grand Rapids City Hall, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://grcity.us, https://twitter.com/CityGrandRapids

Contacts: Steven Guitar, Executive Office, sguitar@grcity.us, 1 616 456 3773, 1 586 255 0695

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Friday, Apr. 19 11:00 AM Wayne County Parks annual Marshmallow Drop – Wayne County Parks annual Marshmallow Drop. Over 20,000 marshmallows are dropped from a helicopter for children to collect and trade in for a prize

Location: Nankin Mills Park, 33275 Edward Hines Dr, Westland, MI

Weblinks: http://www.waynecounty.com/

Contacts: Kaye Byrd, Dept of Public Services, kbyrd@waynecounty.com, 1 313 600 0043

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Friday, Apr. 19 6:00 PM Dearborn Muslim community attends event celebrating the 80th anniversary of the oldest mosque in Michigan

Location: Byblos Banquet Center, 7258 Chase Rd, Dearborn, MI

Weblinks: http://amsdearborn.org/

Contacts: Dr Mahdi Ali, president@amsdearborn.org, 1 313 319 3423

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Friday, Apr. 19 6:30 PM Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib speaks at ‘Road to a Green New Deal’ tour stop in Detroit – Sunrise Movement ‘Road to a Green New Deal’ tour stop in Detroit, part of an eight-city tour across the U.S. discussing how the ‘climate change and inequality are threatening the people and places we call home.’ Speakers include Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and 2018 Democratic Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed

Location: The Bonstelle Theatre – Theatre and Dance at Wayne, 3424 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/, https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt

Contacts: Garrett Blad, Sunrise Movement, garrettblad@gmail.com, 1 513 808 6395, https://twitter.com/gblad

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Friday, Apr. 19 Good Friday – Good Friday (aka Holy Friday), religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ