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Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers became the youngest baseball player to win the league batting title.
In 1955 Al Kaline, who had signed with the Tigers the day after graduating from high school two years earlier, became the youngest player to win the league batting title. Kaline played with the Tigers for twenty-two seasons. Having hit 399 home runs, he finished his career with a .297 batting average. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
The first issue of the Big Rapids Pioneer, a five-column folio, was printed on April 17, 1862. Charlie Gay was the proprietor, owner, and co-editor with Ceylon C. Fuller. The paper was under the same management for nearly 22 years and 140 years later the paper is still being published. Today, the Big Rapids Pioneer maintains a
website, a facebook page, and is available via Kindle.
Sources : Mecosta County wikipedia entry.
On April 17, 1802, the first city tax was collected in Detroit, bringing in a total of $150. Every adult was taxed 25 cents.
Source: Michigan History
Senate Revises, Passes Auto Insurance Reform
After adopting amendments making significant changes, rejecting 16 Democratic amendments, hearing an emotional personal story for one legislator and seeing heated debate between opponents and proponents of a bill drastically changing the state's auto insurance laws, the Senate voted 21-17 to send a largely revised bill to the House.
Cotter Bars Gamrat From House GOP Caucus Meetings
Rep. Cindy Gamrat maintained late Thursday she had done nothing wrong in a Facebook post that she says was the impetus for House Speaker Kevin Cotter expelling her from House Republican Caucus meetings for the indefinite future.
House Approves Dropping February Elections
Local governments would be limited to elections in May, August and November under a package of bills approved Thursday by the House.
Bake Sale Bill Could See Some Restriction In House
While there was general agreement among Republicans in the House Education Committee that the federal government should not be issuing all of the regulations it does on schools, there was some bipartisan agreement that it was not off the mark in restricting sales of sweets as a fundraiser.
Priority School List Shrinks Before Freezing
The list of priority schools shrank by 27 before holding steady for the next couple of years. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan announced to the schools that they had been removed from the list based on improvements in performance.
Appropriations Approves Air Fees, Change In Health Inspections
Legislation increasing the fees for air emission and extending the sunset on the fees from October 2015 to October 2019 was reported to the full House on a 28-1 vote by the House Appropriations Committee.
Senate Passes STEM Bills
The Senate on Thursday passed legislation allowing Michigan diplomas to be the nation's first to potentially include a science, technology, engineering and mathematics certification.
Senate Panel Shifts State Vehicle Tracking Bill To Pilot
A Senate committee changed a bill that would have installed a GPS tracker in every state vehicle to instead set up a pilot program testing the effectiveness of the devices on about 100 vehicles.
House Dems Introduce Bills To Rein In Mega Credits
House Democrats have introduced a package of bills designed to curb the budget problems spurred by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits issued toward the end of the previous decade.
Upton Raises $400K In First Quarter
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton has signaled he is running for a 16th term in 2016, and his fundraising in the first quarter of 2015 shows no sign of Mr. Upton letting up on the political gas pedal.
'Problem Solving' Courts Show Participants Improve, Report Says
Michigan's so-called "problem solving" courts are having a dramatic and positive effect on the lives of those individuals processed through them, a report released by the Supreme Court on Thursday said, with those individuals committing fewer repeat crimes and reporting improved lives.
Republican Declares for 64TH House
One of the key races in determining the House majority in 2016 is the 64th House District, where Rep. Earl Poleski (R-Jackson) cannot seek re-election because of term limits. This week, Jackson County Commissioner Julie Alexander, a Republican and farmer, declared she was a candidate for the seat.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #54, Report 76, April 16, 2015. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library. For assistance in accessing the database, stop by the MSU Library Reference Desk.
After an extended caucus session, a flurry of amendments, intense floor debate and an impassioned personal plea, bills that put limits on costs connected with catastrophic claims recipients involved in auto accidents were moved off the Senate floor.
From committee to passage, the entire process in the Senate took less than 48 hours.
For the full article, see "Heavily Amended No-Fault Reform Bills Slog Through Senate", Inside MIRS Today, April 16, 2015.
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