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.
Voter Information for Next Week's Michigan Primary ElectionThe Michigan primary is next Tuesday, August 4th. While the presidential primary has already taken place in March, there are some key spots up for grabs.
Bills To Protect Student Data Advance In LegislatureThe Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for two bills the sponsor says are designed to safeguard students' privacy and regulate how data is stored.
Michigan Legislature OKs Roads Plan With Gas, Fee HikesThe proposal, which includes a 20 percent hike in vehicle registration fees and a 7.3-cent gasoline tax increase, drew nearly all its support from majority Republicans and was sent to GOP Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.
Michigan Looks To Create Tax-Free Accounts For DisabledThe Michigan Legislature is voting to let residents with disabilities open tax-free savings accounts to pay for long-term needs such as education and housing.
Bill Would Empower Michigan Legislature To Issue SubpoenasOpponents of the change say it would be hypocritical for the Legislature to be able to subpoena information from local governments when the Legislature itself is exempt from the state's Freedom of Information Act.
New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May VoteIf voters in May approve a sales tax increase as part of a broader plan to help better fund roads, the GOP could decide there's enough budget cushion to push an income tax cut.