Lawmakers Return To Capitol In Mid-January

LANSING (AP) – Michigan state lawmakers are scheduled to resume sessions at the state Capitol on Jan. 11.

Both the Senate and House are expected back in session that day. The most recent voting session was held on Dec. 15.

A key event for the Legislature in early 2012 will be attending Gov. Rick Snyder’s “State of the State” address scheduled for Jan. 18.

Lawmakers approved 323 new laws in 2011. That’s an above average number for the first year of a two-year legislative session.

Far more bills typically are approved in the second year of a legislative session.

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  • Wrong Long

    I heard Rick Perry state that in Texas, their part time legislature meets 141 days every OTHER year. I believe ours meets arond 150 days per year and is “fulltime”.In Texas all the legislators have a real job that they return to,asopposed to our guys who must “meet constituents” When is the last time you spoke to your representative or senator? Maybe if Michigans’ congress was part time they would not waste time passing bills that protect bowling alleys from being sued by customers with wet shoes.(which really did happen)

  • Michael

    Maybe that new strain of flu will be there to greet them. You know, the one the government created just to have if they deem it necessary to use it in a war? What better specimens can they ask for to test it out? Criminals are like a virus, they’d probably cancel each other out or worse, create a more law resistant politician.

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