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A recap of Current State's top stories from the past week

Here's a review of the top stories on Current State from this past week:

At 20 percent, Michigan's recycling rate is 10 percent lower than the regional average. Kerrin O'Brien of the Michigan Recycling Coalition explains the reasons for Michigan's low rate and how a comprehensive statewide recycling plan can improve the current efforts. Click here for the full story. - August 13, 2013.

Consumers Energy has invested $45 million in tree-trimming to combat power outage issues since the blackout in 2003. Vice-President of energy delivery Garrick Rochow discussed other strategies employed by utility companies in the last 10 years to avoid similar catastrophes with Current State. Click here for the full story. - August 14, 2013

Are local marijuana laws in Lansing restricting individual liberties and the constitutional rights of United States Citizens? Lansing-based attorney and founder of the The Coalition for A Safer LansingJeff Hand discussed his views with Mark Bashore this week. Listen to the full story by clicking here. - August 15, 2013.

How will the federal Affordable Care Act impact small businesses in 2014? Rob Fowler, President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, joined Current State to discuss the various scenarios and impacts of the new federal mandate. Click here for the full story. Listen to full story by clicking here. -August 16, 2013. (NEEDS LINK)

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