Opponents of the change say it would be hypocritical for the Legislature to be able to subpoena information from local governments when the Legislature itself is exempt from the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
If voters in May approve a sales tax increase as part of a broader plan to help better fund roads, the GOP could decide there’s enough budget cushion to push an income tax cut.
Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills, topped by the most pressing legislation of all: boosting road funding.
Michigan is one of just seven states that requires no training for security guards.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he believes it really helped out that he and city council showed a unified front in supporting the measure, approved by the Michigan House on Thursday.
Jase Bolger is saying that Detroit employee unions should contribute to the city’s bankruptcy settlement plan if they expect $350 million from the Michigan Legislature to minimize pension cuts.
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“People would be most understanding if we’re talking about protecting pensioners vs. bailing out a city. And I think that’s what our conversation is mostly going to be about.”
The state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation giving bicyclists the option of signaling a right turn by extending their right arm horizontally.
A flurry of activity for lawmakers in Lansing, passing a number of bills on their last working day of 2013.