Under a six-measure package introduced by Republicans on Wednesday, the gasoline tax would nearly double and registration fees for cars and pickup trucks would rise 80 percent.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fill the gaps of Michigan’s mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
Governor Rick Snyder is expected to be met by hundreds of protesters Wednesday night as he delivers his third State of the State Address.
President Barack Obama says it is “absurd” that Republicans would threaten to let the United States default on its loans.
Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.
In vetoing the bills, the governor said there was no reference to abortion when the reforms were first introduced.
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.
A closed-door meeting between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders failed to produce a clear direction on whether to introduce right-to-work legislation limiting unions’ ability to collect fees from non-union workers.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.