The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. Continue reading
Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk. Continue reading
The legislation went down in flames at the end of the last legislative session, in part because state Attorney General Bill Schuette and law enforcement groups said they didn’t have enough time to assess the bills.
State lawmakers say Michigan set the stage for states like Wisconsin to consider right-to-work laws.
Michigan faces a significant budget hole this year and next.
Retired federal law enforcement officials would be able to carry concealed weapons in “no carry zones” under a bill approved by the state Senate. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support. Continue reading
A new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor has cleared another major obstacle. Continue reading
A number of controversial gun bills moved closer to a final vote in the state House Tuesday.
A state Senate panel will take up a bill on Tuesday that would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit based on student loan interest payments.
Lawmakers could again consider legislation that would protect faith-based adoption agencies. The bills would shield agencies that refuse to place children with particular families for religious reasons.
A group of state lawmakers will try again to make major changes to Michigan’s medical marijuana system. Continue reading
Snyder is calling for a two percent increase for universities.
The state Senate is urging Congress to end endangered and threatened species protections for gray wolves in Michigan. It passed the resolution Tuesday on a mostly party-line vote.
Legislation to overhaul the way Michigan issues concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) and regulates air guns will get a committee hearing on Tuesday in Lansing. A state House panel will take up a dozen bills similar to ones recently vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has said recently that more people who have died or moved out of state must be removed from the state’s voter registration database before lawmakers will agree to stop putting conditions on who can vote absentee.
It looks unlikely that a proposal to allow the death penalty in Michigan will go anywhere this term. Continue reading
State House Republicans on Thursday rolled out a long list of policy goals for the next two years. Continue reading
The Michigan Bureau of Elections says Gov. Rick Snyder did not break campaign finance laws during his State of the State speech last month. Continue reading
The state Senate has approved legislation to overhaul the way Michigan issues concealed pistol licenses (CPLs).
Two unmarried people would be able to jointly adopt children together under a bill in the state House. Under current law, only married couples or single individuals can be grated parental rights to an adopted child. Continue reading
Legislation to streamline approval of concealed pistol licenses is likely to clear the state Senate this week.
Ending Michigan’s film incentive program could be part of a solution to close a large hole in the state budget. A new bill in the state House would end Michigan’s film credits in October. Continue reading
There’s some talk at the state Capitol about passing a legislative alternative to the May ballot proposal that would boost road funding. Continue reading
Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.
The state has rejected ACT’s claim that Michigan unfairly switched its free college entrance exam to the SAT starting in spring 2016.