Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.
An eight-time felon convicted of writing bad checks and credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004 is running for a state House seat.
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation designed to protect student athletes from concussions.
Long-sought changes to the state public school employees’ retirement system have been delayed by weeks.
A rift among Michigan’s Republican lawmakers means Gov. Rick Snyder won’t get the House approval he wants Wednesday to start work on a website for purchasing health insurance that’s required under the federal health care law.
Legislation that would lower the state’s income tax rate to 3.9 percent by 2018 was approved Thursday by the Michigan House.
The Republican-led Michigan House passed several measures Tuesday aimed at tightening state election laws that backers say would protect against voter fraud and critics counter would create obstacles to voting.
Republicans in the Michigan House approved a budget deal Thursday for state universities, community colleges and public schools, outvoting Democrats who said it didn’t do enough to make up for last year’s education cuts.
Lawmakers will have plenty to work out before a plan can become law for the budget year beginning in October.