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This article states that areas with the highest robot intensity are home to some of the of the biggest manufacturing industries in the country, some of which are Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin from 2009 to 2017. Because there are about 0.34 robots per every 1,000 human workers nationwide, where do you feel like Michigan could be within the next 10 years? With the manufacturing of cars and major companies like Kelloggs, General Motors, and Ford, how do you believe that they will change? Not just as a company, but the future with robots involved? Here's the article

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This article talks about how a lawsuit in Detroit federal court took place that makes it a misdemeanor to arrange for vehicles to transport voters to their polling place. Do you believe that this is fair? Do you think that this is what puts a dent in voter turn out? Do you think that they WANT to put a dent in voter turn out? https://www.courthousenews.com/michigan-sued-over-ban-on-transporting-voters-to-polls/

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https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-09-20/climate-change-air-quality/groups-slam-feds-move-to-lower-vehicle-emissions-standards/a67842-1 This article addresses the issue of cars having lower vehicle emission standards for the air quality in Michigan. What do you believe will be done differently if this change is made?

Flaws with electric cars

Michigan Student Caucus Proposal Template for  Summers-Knoll Students 2019 Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS due Oct 22 Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here

  2. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? 

Michigan hotel offers free stay to women traveling for abortions.

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A hotel in Michigan is offering free stays and transport for women traveling to the state to have an abortion. The Yale Hotel launched the offer following a spate of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in conservative US states such as Ohio, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama, which voted for a near-total ban on terminations, including in cases of rape and incest.

Electronic Scooters in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor did not renew its contract with electric scooter company Bird this summer. Instead, University of Michigan has made an agreement with Spin Inc. that allows for the University to regulate the number of scooters and scooter usage in the area. The city of Ann Arbor had multiple disputes with Bird in relation to automobile and pedestrian traffic concerns. Bird did not comply with the city demands and ultimately saw dozens of scooters become confiscated. Therefore, Ann Arbor and Bird parted ways. 

Lack of Parking in Ann Arbor

This article discusses the shortage of parking in Ann Arbor. This is a huge problem because there has been “an incredible increase in both number of companies and employees in the past 10 years,” and therefore parking spaces are filling up. Recently, the city council proposed a bill that would expand a city-owned parking deck in order to give more Ann Arbor employees parking spaces. Unfortunately, this bill was rejected. This can be a major problem for these employees who may need to find an alternate source of transportation to work if they cannot find anywhere to park their cars.

This article states that...

This article states that areas with the highest robot intensity are home to some of the of the biggest manufacturing industries in the country, some of which are Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin from 2009 to 2017. Because there are about 0.34 robots per every 1,000 human workers nationwide, where do you feel like Michigan could be within the next 10 years? With the manufacturing of cars and major companies like Kelloggs, General Motors, and Ford, how do you believe that they will change? Not just as a company, but the future with robots involved? Here's the article

This article talks about...

This article talks about how a lawsuit in Detroit federal court took place that makes it a misdemeanor to arrange for vehicles to transport voters to their polling place. Do you believe that this is fair? Do you think that this is what puts a dent in voter turn out? Do you think that they WANT to put a dent in voter turn out? https://www.courthousenews.com/michigan-sued-over-ban-on-transporting-voters-to-polls/

https://www...

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-09-20/climate-change-air-quality/groups-slam-feds-move-to-lower-vehicle-emissions-standards/a67842-1 This article addresses the issue of cars having lower vehicle emission standards for the air quality in Michigan. What do you believe will be done differently if this change is made?

Michigan hotel offers free stay to women traveling for abortions.

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A hotel in Michigan is offering free stays and transport for women traveling to the state to have an abortion. The Yale Hotel launched the offer following a spate of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in conservative US states such as Ohio, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama, which voted for a near-total ban on terminations, including in cases of rape and incest.

Electronic Scooters in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor did not renew its contract with electric scooter company Bird this summer. Instead, University of Michigan has made an agreement with Spin Inc. that allows for the University to regulate the number of scooters and scooter usage in the area. The city of Ann Arbor had multiple disputes with Bird in relation to automobile and pedestrian traffic concerns. Bird did not comply with the city demands and ultimately saw dozens of scooters become confiscated. Therefore, Ann Arbor and Bird parted ways. 

Lack of Parking in Ann Arbor

This article discusses the shortage of parking in Ann Arbor. This is a huge problem because there has been “an incredible increase in both number of companies and employees in the past 10 years,” and therefore parking spaces are filling up. Recently, the city council proposed a bill that would expand a city-owned parking deck in order to give more Ann Arbor employees parking spaces. Unfortunately, this bill was rejected. This can be a major problem for these employees who may need to find an alternate source of transportation to work if they cannot find anywhere to park their cars.

Domestic Violence and Pets

Recently I started volunteering at an animal shelter nearby. One of their most important outreach programs is helping women who are suffering from domestic violence who can't or refuse to leave their pets. Many shelters are now implementing programs where they take in dogs for periods of times for women to escape a dangerous environment. This article discusses that not only animal shelters are helping this issue, but shelters for women suffering domestic violence are now allowing pets as well.

$400M shift to Michigan...

$400M shift to Michigan roads would impact other spending To help pave Michigan's deteriorating roads and fix its bridges, the Republican-led Legislature has passed a state spending plan that would shift $400 million in discretionary general funds to the transportation budget despite opposition from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. After reading this article, I found it interesting seeing how the state planned to allocate funds into Michigan's infrastructure budget from other crucial spending sectors. I was wondering if you guys think this budget plan makes sense!

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Flaws with electric cars

Michigan Student Caucus Proposal Template for  Summers-Knoll Students 2019 Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS due Oct 22 Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here

  2. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? 

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