The Republican-led Michigan Legislature narrowly approved a measure Wednesday that would prohibit public schools from automatically deducting union dues from the paychecks of teachers and other employees.
Some underage drinkers who seek medical help would get amnesty from prosecution under a bill approved by the Michigan House.
A majority of lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature have been endorsed by the state’s Right to Life organization.
Several fireworks companies are suing over what they call Michigan’s excessive insurance requirements under a new state law.
A coalition fighting proposed changes to Michigan’s auto insurance laws filed a lawsuit Monday seeking claims information from an association that handles medical bills for seriously injured accident victims.
A package of bills soon to be introduced in the Michigan Legislature is expected to propose higher vehicle registration fees and tax changes to raise more money for road repairs.
Fresh off lowering Michigan’s overall business taxes in a bid to boost economic growth, Republicans will aim to eliminate or phase out a state tax paid on business equipment in 2012.
Michigan state lawmakers are scheduled to resume sessions at the state Capitol on Jan. 11.
The Michigan Legislature has officially wrapped up its business for 2011.
Republicans in firm control of the state Legislature say they’re setting the stage for an economic turnaround in Michigan after passing sweeping tax and policy changes over the past year.