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If a law doesn't work

May 29, 2013 - Blaine Hyska
Here’s why Americans think lawmakers are lamebrains.

Michigan Legislature relaxed restrictions for the state fireworks law in 2012. Bottle rockets, aerial cakes, Roman candles, and firecrackers are now sold legally here.

This year, lawmakers believed it needed changing and they reacted quickly to make those adjustments.

The State House passed revisions to Michigan’s new fireworks law this week. This is a good thing. If a law doesn’t work, fix it.

Michigan became a no-fault auto insurance state in 1978.

Because of this insane legislation, state motorists have been paying unreasonably high insurance premiums for 35 years. Michigan, by the way, is the only state in the nation with this particular auto insurance law.

Michigan drivers have been complaining about it for years. Lawmakers, meanwhile, continue to study it.

Think about it. If you were in Lansing, which law would you tackle first?



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