Tag Archives: Michigan Senate

Senate adopts emergency budget bill to help Flint residents with water bills

money-coinsThe 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.
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Legislation would strike down local dog breed bans

dogsAny local ordinance that bans specific dog breeds may soon be struck down, under legislation approved by the Senate earlier this month, with bipartisan support.

The measure would prevent ordinances that say a specific breed is not allowed, or to be controlled in a certain way.
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Democrats blast proposed state House budget for funding Senate office move

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The state House could approve its budget priorities as soon as this week.

Democrats held events on Monday to criticize one item that would fund a controversial deal allowing the state Senate to move its offices to an upscale building next to the Capitol in downtown Lansing.

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Senate adopts no-fault overhaul


The Michigan Senate has taken a first step toward overhauling the state’s auto no-fault system. The measures are aimed at making rates more affordable – especially in urban areas — by containing costs for insurance companies.
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Senate expected to vote on wolf hunt initiative

WolfThe Michigan Senate interrupts its summer recess Wednesday and returns to the state Capitol. It’s widely anticipated the Senate will vote on a measure to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

This would be the third time state lawmakers weigh in on the wolf-hunting controversy. The question was put to the Legislature this time by a petition drive. It would essentially circumvent two challenges on the November ballot to earlier wolf hunting laws.
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