eastern equine encephalitis

New state house legislation would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to give residents a five business day notice before conducting aerial sprays. 

The legislation is in response to the state’s use of aerial sprays to kill mosquitoes in an effort to keep Eastern Equine Encephalitis from spreading across Michigan. 

The state has reported five people have died from the virus. 

Today on Stateside, how Governor Gretchen Whitmer used line-item vetoes to retool the state budget crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Plus, we speak to the superintendent of a rural school district that could be the first in Michigan to let staff carry guns.