A state elections board has approved one petition that seeks to recall Governor Rick Snyder, but rejected several others. The rejected petitions include efforts to remove the governor for his handling of the Flint water crisis.
The rejected petitions were mostly due to spelling and grammar errors that could have made the drives susceptible to a legal challenge. Continue reading →
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association.
The Michigan Legislature is considering bills that would ban so-called teacher sickouts in Michigan. The practice has closed dozens of Detroit schools in recent weeks, as teachers try to draw attention to what they say are deplorable conditions in classrooms. Continue reading →
The Michigan Senate has adopted a 30 (m) million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills. Governor Rick Snyder asked for the appropriation this week after Flint residents complained they should not have to pay for water they can’t drink because of the threat of lead contamination. Continue reading →
A state House panel has approved raising speed limits on some Michigan roadways. The bipartisan bills could increase speed limits up to 75 miles-per-hour on interstates. They also include studies that would look at increasing speeds up to 80 miles-per-hour in the future. The legislation also make changes to speed limits on state highways, gravel roads, and in school zones.
Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.
They’ve introduced a resolution that would give a state Senate panel subpoena power to investigate the situation. They say lawmakers have a duty to exercise their oversight powers to hold public officials accountable.
Residents in Paradise, Michigan are worried their homes may be slipping into Lake Superior. High water levels have washed away large chunks of shoreline and left some homeowners scrambling to keep their houses intact. Continue reading →
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year.
Michigan is one of 16 states that have seen privacy protection legislation introduced this month. That’s as it’s become clear political gridlock in Washington will prevent any national legislation from moving in 2016. Continue reading →