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.
Michigan lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban cellphone use by new drivers.
Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign legislation aimed at restoring light to huge swaths of Detroit after lawmakers in the state House approved the public lighting authority bills Thursday.