LANSING (WWJ/AP) – The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate has voted to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults .
The vote clears a big hurdle for implementing a key but optional component of the federal health care law. The GOP-led House is expected to pass the legislation next week, and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder may sign it quickly.
The plan would provide Medicaid to 320,000 more low-income adults in 2014 and more down the line.
The Senate didn’t get enough votes to give the bill immediate effect, which may complicate how quickly the expansion can occur.
Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift reacted to the passage of Medicaid expansion:
Medicaid expansion is a victory for over 400,000 of Michigan’s most vulnerable families, but the way in which it was passed was plagued with political gamesmanship and months of delays. Today’s vote made it clear that the Tea Party controls some Lansing politicians,”…
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GROSSE POINTE SHORES (WWJ) – A Grosse Pointe Shores councilman who serves as the city’s mayor pro-tem has been charged with an alleged domestic violence assault involving his wife.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 59-year-old Daniel Thomas Schulte was arraigned Thursday on charges of resisting and obstructing, preventing a crime report and domestic violence. He’s due back in court on Aug. 21 for a preliminary examination.
Police say around 10:22 p.m. on Wednesday, they received a 911 call from the Schultes’ home on Hampton Road. After interviewing his wife and another family member at the scene, police placed Schulte under arrest.
Authorities did not release details of the allegations.
Schulte, who was interviewed by the Detroit Free Press, denied any allegations of domestic violence, saying the charges are “overboard.”
“The only thing that happened that was of any consequence was I blocked another family member’s car from getting out of the driveway,” he said. “There…
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