Michigan House OKs Banning Online Absentee Applications, SOS MailingsThe Republican-controlled Michigan House voted Thursday to prohibit digital signatures on absentee ballot applications and to ban unsolicited mailings of applications to voters, advancing more election bills that are unlikely to be signed by the Democratic governor.
Michigan House Approves GOP Tax Cuts; No Deal With Gov. WhitmerRepublicans who control the Michigan Legislature agreed Tuesday on a plan to cut taxes by $2.5 billion annually, advancing a bill that will be vetoed because there is no deal with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan House GOP Plan: Cut Income Tax, Expand Exemption For SeniorsHouse Republicans on Thursday began passing legislation that would cut Michigan's income tax, provide tax breaks for more retirees and help local governments reduce their pension debt.
Groups To Challenge Partisan Fairness Of New Michigan House MapSeveral groups announced Friday they will sue to challenge Michigan's new state House map, alleging it is biased toward Republicans and should be redrawn to be fairer to Democrats on a partisan basis.
Michigan House Approves Additional Pandemic Grants For BusinessesGyms, movie theaters, and other businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic would receive state grants under a $185 million spending bill that won initial legislative approval Thursday.
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.