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Detroit Mayor Pushing for Scrap Metal Legislation

Mar 5, 2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan hopes to renew state lawmakers’ interest in curbing scrap metal theft across the state. Duggan met with Democrats and Republicans in the state House on Wednesday.     

An AC unit stripped for scrap
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  He wants to make sure the House does not approve a Senate version of legislation that he says does not go far enough to crack down on illegal scrap metal sales.

Duggan also spoke to lawmakers about a controversial new proposal to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. He says the legislation would not address his biggest concern – that Detroit’s auto insurance rates are about twice as high as in surrounding suburbs.

You can read the proposed legislation here: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2013-HB-4593