The bill approved Thursday comes in response to a backlog of roughly 11,000 rape kits discovered in Detroit in 2009.
The Michigan House voted Thursday to spend $195 million to help prevent steep cuts in Detroit retiree pensions and the sale of art.
Supporters of the bill say that the DIA is getting enough money in the “Grand Bargain.”
Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?
The fuel tax could equate to over 42 cents a gallon in five years — more than double the existing tax.
A Republican bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour has passed the Michigan Senate.
House Bill 4962,will require hospitals and birthing centers to educate parents about safe sleeping practices.
Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to provide state aid to help settle Detroit’s bankruptcy.
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced the bill about three weeks before the deadline for backers of the higher wage hike to file signatures.
Lawmakers introduced legislation late Thursday to use about $195 million from Michigan’s savings account to help bankrupt Detroit.