Michigan Bill Would Require Concealed Gun Processing In EmergenciesLegislation headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's desk would require county clerks to keep processing concealed pistol licenses during state-declared or locally declared emergencies.
Michigan Legislature Gives OK To Tax Cuts; Gov. Whitmer OpposesThe Republican-led Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a veto-destined bill that would cut Michigan's income tax, expand tax exemptions for older people and largely restore a per-child tax credit that was eliminated a decade ago.
Michigan Legislature Approves $841M In COVID, Other AidThe supplemental funding was passed on 94-9 and 35-1 votes in the House and Senate as the state grapples with one of the country's highest COVID-19 infection rates and record-high hospitalizations.
Michigan Legislature Poised To OK $725M In COVID, Other aidMichigan lawmakers were poised Tuesday to approve an additional $841 million in spending on pandemic relief and other things, including for coronavirus testing at schools and emergency assistance to help low-income renters.
Michigan Legislature OKs School Accounts Destined For VetoRepublican lawmakers took final votes on veto-destined bills early Wednesday that would let Michigan students attend private schools and pay other educational expenses with scholarship accounts funded by people and corporations that would get tax credits for their donations.
Michigan Republicans OK Tougher Voting Rules; Whitmer To VetoThe Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Legislature Seeks To Limit Whitmer's Use Of Alert SystemRepublicans who control the Michigan Legislature want to limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ability to send statewide emergency alerts to wireless devices and broadcast stations except for “immediate” threats.
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 Legislature Approves Major Boost In K-12 FundingMichigan lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $17.1 billion K-12 budget, one that will eliminate a longstanding base per-student funding gap among districts and boost overall funding by a substantial 10%.
Michigan Legislature OKs Unemployment, Legal Liability BillsMichigan's Legislature early Wednesday passed a bill to keep intact longer-lasting unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic after the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law that was the basis for now-negated orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality of Gov. Whitmer's Emergency PowersThe Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments today to determine if Governor Whitmer has the authority to continue the state of emergency without the approval of the Legislature.