In state news tonight, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation today designating Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 as the date of the Michigan presidential primary election.
The date is one week before Super Tuesday.
Snyder says the timing can help ensure that Michigan remains relevant in the presidential selection process.
The governor also signed three other bills.
One gives police departments more flexibility by allowing proceeds from the sale of forfeited property to be used for any law enforcement purpose.
Previously, proceeds from confiscated property could only be used to support drug enforcement efforts.
Another bill sets a two–year limit for suing architects, engineers and professional surveyors for malpractice unless a defect is reported within 6 months.