Lawmaker wants to limit highway memorials to first responders, military

  • Source: Detroit News
  • Published: 10/22/2019 09:00 AM

Republican legislators pushed for legislation reserving state highway memorials only for military members, law enforcement officers and first responders who died in the line of duty during a Tuesday House committee hearing. The introduction of the bill limiting the roadway nomenclature comes in the wake of a couple of controversial votes in the state Legislature in which some Republican lawmakers voted against highway designations for singer Aretha Franklin and Democratic former state Rep. Julie Plawecki, who died of a heart attack in 2016. Democratic lawmakers criticized the legislation and defended the move to honor Franklin.


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