A former Michigan lawmaker’s switch to the Republican Party just before an election deadline was itself “not a mistake” but the plotting around it was, said state House Speaker Jase Bolger.
Michigan’s GOP Senate leader says he’s tentatively planning to hold a vote in late August on Medicaid expansion legislation.
Six Republican senators will meet over the summer to consider ways to possibly improve Medicaid expansion legislation pending in the Michigan Senate.
State Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to cut short their summer vacations and come back to work.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday berated his fellow Republicans — telling them to do their jobs.
The GOP-led Senate is preparing to approve a budget without extra money in the rainy day fund, which at $505 million is the healthiest it has been in a dozen years.
It was the last day to act before lawmakers take a two-week break.
It appears certain that so-called “right-to-work” legislation will be introduced in Michigan on Thursday.
The Michigan Senate has approved a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan overhaul that supporters say levels the playing field among health insurers and critics argue doesn’t adequately protect elderly and vulnerable residents.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, would prohibit the disclosure unless the winner agrees to it in writing.