Dove Bill Flies Through State Senate

By: Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick
By: Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick

The Michigan Senate on a 22-15 vote has legalized the hunting of mourning doves, but Gov. Granholm says she will veto the measure because it does not include a provision allowing the citizens to resolve the issue in a statewide vote.

Without one word of debate, the senate moved the bill to the Michigan House, where some minor changes will be made, and then it will go to the governor's desk. Earlier Thursday, Granholm told News Ten that a majority of residents do not favor the measure, based on the correspondence coming into her office. She said without a statewide vote, the dove bill would be killed.


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