Whitmer Calls For Special Election To Fill 3 Michigan House SeatsOfficials say the vacancies are caused by the election of Reps. Douglas Wozniak and Mark Huizenga to Michigan Senate and the death of Rep. Andrea Schroeder. The vacant seats are for the 36th, 43rd and 74th districts.
Michigan House Votes To Increase Funding For School Resource Officers After Oxford High School ShootingThe Michigan House passed a $368.5 million public safety and police funding plan Thursday for fiscal year 2021-2022, increased from its $80 million plan proposed in May.
Lawmakers OK Ban On FOIA-Avoidant Apps For State EmployeesThe Michigan House on Nov. 9 approved a ban on the use of messaging apps or other software on state employees’ work-issued electronic devices if the technology would prevent communications from being subject to public record requests.
Michigan House Leader Wants Earlier Elections To Fill SeatsThe Republican leader of the Michigan House urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately schedule special elections to fill what will be four open seats in the chamber, which would be the most vacancies in at least 30 years.
Michigan House Approves Controversial Bill Banning 'Race Or Gender Stereotyping' From CurriculumA hot button issue has found its way to the Michigan House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Beeler (R-Port Huron), received a 55-0 vote.
Reps. Wozniak, Huizenga Win Primaries For Senate SeatsTwo Republicans in the Michigan House have won special primaries for the state Senate and will be heavily favored against Democrats in November.
Michigan House Kills Law Whitmer Used For Virus RulesRepublican lawmakers on Wednesday killed a law that underpinned coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, wiping it from the books after Michigan's Supreme Court declared the measure unconstitutional.
Michigan House OKs Big K-12 Budget, Pushes For July 1 DealThe Michigan House overwhelmingly approved a $65 billion state spending plan and the release of billions in federal COVID-19 relief aid for K-12 schools, seeking to pressure the Senate to get on board so it could be signed into law soon.
Michigan House Backs Expungement Of First DUI ConvictionsThe Michigan House passed another bill that would allow people to expunge first-time drunken-driving convictions from their records after five years, hoping the governor won't veto the measure a second time.
Michigan House Votes To Limit State Severance DealsThe Michigan House voted unanimously to curb the size of severance deals for state officials unless they limit the state’s legal exposure and details are made public.
Michigan House Votes To Move August Primary To JuneThe Republican-led chamber also passed legislation that would make county clerks directly update the voter file to account for deaths and do more frequent checks for dead people as an election nears.
8 Michigan House Members, 21 Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19This comes after the House canceled its sessions this week due COVID-19 exposure concerns.
Michigan House OKs Bills To Expand Expungement Of CrimesThe Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug's legalization for recreational use.
Michigan House Budget Bars Spending On New Bridge Between Detroit, CanadaSpending money on a new bridge between Detroit and Canada may be prohibited by Republicans who control the Michigan House.
House To Stay In Session During Annual Mackinac Policy ConferenceGov. Rick Snyder and senators are still expected to attend the conference.