State lawmakers will try again to crack down on animal cruelty in Michigan.
A state Senate panel will take up a pair of bills on Tuesday that would increase penalties for serial animal abusers. The worst offenders – those who abuse 25 or more animals or who have three or more prior convictions – would face felony charges and up to seven years in prison.
A controversial gun bill similar to one that was recently vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder is likely to get a committee hearing this week.
Michigan saw the third highest drop in union membership in the nation last year, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A group of Republican state lawmakers will try again to protect religious practices against state and local government interference.
The Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) failed to pass before the legislative session ended last year. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder is following up his State of the State address on Tuesday by continuing to promote skilled trades. In the speech, Snyder highlighted skilled trades as a way to boost employment, education, and Michigan’s economy during. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder says he has faith the public will approve a May ballot proposal to boost road funding. That’s despite a recent study from a Michigan State University researcher that said the measure might already be in trouble. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder will announce during his State of the State address tonight that two of the state’s largest departments will merge. Snyder will issue an executive order combining the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Community Health (DCH).
Michigan’s new U.S. Senator says President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will kick off discussions that will shape next year’s elections.
Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban will be one of four the U-S Supreme Court will consider to decide the issue for the nation. Continue reading
There’s a renewed push in Lansing to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Continue reading