A Republican-controlled education committee on Wednesday forwarded to the full House for a vote a bill that would expand the state’s authority to take the reins at low-performing schools.
An Upper Peninsula ranch may soon allow visitors to pet and take photos with bear cubs again under legislation approved Thursday by the House despite concerns that it could put people at risk of injury and disease.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is closer to becoming a customer-owned nonprofit after the Republican-led Michigan House approved legislation Thursday.
The Michigan House has approved expanding the state’s online public sex offender registry to people convicted of certain crimes against children.
People in Michigan attempting to return out-of-state cans and bottles for a dime per container refund could face jail time, under proposed legislation.
The state Senate has again approved a proposal to end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status and transform it from a charitable trust to a customer-owned nonprofit.
Twenty-eight new lawmakers are joining the Michigan Legislature on the first day of the next two-year session.
Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.
It may take days, weeks or even longer to sort out the avalanche of bills enacted in the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session, as majority Republicans put their stamp on policies dealing with topics as diverse as property taxes, medical marijuana and cockfighting.
Bills that strengthen penalties for organized animal fighting have been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.