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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
Legislative Update for November 13th- November 21st
Updated On: Nov 26, 2017
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley announced this week that he was passing management of his part-time legislature ballot initiative to State Board of Education member Tom McMillin. This change in leadership positions Calley to launch a campaign for Governor- a move many in Lansing have anticipated for a long time. In announcing the hand-off, they also disclosed that the effort had garnered only half the signatures required to put the proposal on the ballot- meaning they must gain the other half in less than two months.
Beth Clement was sworn in as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice on Friday. She fills the vacant seat left by Joan Larsen’s appointment to the Federal Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit. Clement has held various roles in Governor Rick Snyder’s administration since 2011, and most recently was Snyder’s Chief Legal Counsel. Her undergraduate and law degrees are both from Michigan State University.
The Snyder administration called for greater transparency from oil company Enbridge this week after it disclosed information that a majority of Line 5 pipeline anchor points that had been inspected had coating gaps. This differs from a report given a year ago that no coating gaps existed in the pipeline, and brings even more public scrutiny to maintenance of the pipeline.
The winners of the special elections in the 1st and 109th house districts, Tenisha Yancey and Sara Cambensy, were sworn into office this week. Their addition to the House will bring the House Democratic Caucus to 47 members.
The OPEB reform legislation has heated up over the last 10 days. Rumors are flying that legislation will be introduced on November 28th or 29th in both the House and Senate. The bills will receive a quick hearing in both chambers. The goal is to have final passage of the legislation before the break for the Christmas holiday. Currently, our understanding they are working on Draft 8 of the legislation. We are not clear what will be in the final draft but have been told that it will be close to what we have seen in weeks prior.
A rally has been planned for November 29th from 9 am – 2 pm on the steps of the capitol. We hope to have a strong turn out of retired and active police officers and fire fighters.