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By JGillman, Section News
SB636 and SB661 are on the hidden agenda this week before the end of the legislative session.
Passed in the Michigan State Senate, yet not showing on the calendar in the house, both bills are expected to be taken up this week. It is unclear if it will be tomorrow, or Thursday.
Senate Bill 636 appears to allow the withdrawal of wired phone services after three years to certain areas under new relaxed rules. The majority of senior citizens in Michigan still rely on wired services, and many use services not available without expensive changeovers. Personally, I would save on at least one phone bill, but the unreliable nature of wireless services is a concern, and the long term radio pollution potential on our health is unknown.
Senate Bill 661 is something we have discussed before. If the MiGOP really wants to alienate the folks who brought it home in 2010, they will encourage its passage due to ONE particular provision regarding the allowing of primary involvement with caucus money. The other issue; that of transparency, begets the question: "Does the end justify the means?"
If it matters to you, you know the drill.
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