DENSE FOG ADVISORY

Until 10 AM

The National Weather Service issues a DENSE FOG ADVISORY for all of West Michigan until 10 AM.  Fog may linger in some locations until midday.  Light winds, ample moisture near the ground are encouraging the formation of dense fog.  Because temperatures are near freezing, a light coating of ice may form on some road surfaces making them slick.  Please keep it safe this morning as you head back to work and school.

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Medicaid expansion won't take effect in January

Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 |
Medicaid expansion won
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of low-income Michigan adults will wait an extra three months to qualify for health insurance provided through the federal health care law.

The Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday decided against giving immediate effect to Medicaid expansion legislation it passed last week.

The bill now returns to the House, which is expected to give it final approval later in the day.

There's a chance the Senate could ask the House to return the legislation to reconsider when it should go into effect, but Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley told The Associated Press it's "unlikely."

Because the bill won't take effect right away, newly eligible residents must wait until late March or early April to qualify instead of as early as Jan. 1.
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