Bills To Protect Student Data Advance In LegislatureThe Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for two bills the sponsor says are designed to safeguard students' privacy and regulate how data is stored.
Michigan Legislature OKs Roads Plan With Gas, Fee HikesThe proposal, which includes a 20 percent hike in vehicle registration fees and a 7.3-cent gasoline tax increase, drew nearly all its support from majority Republicans and was sent to GOP Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.
Michigan Looks To Create Tax-Free Accounts For DisabledThe Michigan Legislature is voting to let residents with disabilities open tax-free savings accounts to pay for long-term needs such as education and housing.
Bill Would Empower Michigan Legislature To Issue SubpoenasOpponents 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.
New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May VoteIf 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.
Roads Top Michigan Legislature's Lame-Duck AgendaMichigan 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.
Battle Wages In State Legislature To Require Training For Security GuardsMichigan is one of just seven states that requires no training for security guards.
Mayor Duggan: 'We're On Our Way' After MI House Approves Detroit Bankruptcy FundsDetroit 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.
Mich. House Speaker: Unions Need To Pay Part Of Bankruptcy SettlementJase 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.
Group Pushes For Part-Time Michigan Legislature Should the Michigan legislature be cut to part-time? Click to weigh in.
Governor Snyder May Ask Legislature To Help Detroit Save Art, Aid Pensioners"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."
New Turn Signal For Cyclists In Snyder's HandsThe state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation giving bicyclists the option of signaling a right turn by extending their right arm horizontally.