Here Are Some New Laws Rolling Out In Michigan This YearThe start of a new year also bring new state laws in Michigan.
Gov. Whitmer OKs Extending Development Tax Incentives In Michigan By 5 YearsThe state's economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week.
Michigan Redistricting Commission Approves US House, Legislative MapsIn landmark votes, eight of 13 members of the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment backed the 13-district congressional plan known as “Chestnut," and nine supported the “Linden” Senate map.
Whitmer Limits Michigan Redistricting Panel's Use Of Closed MeetingsGov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday that she signed legislation to prohibit Michigan's new redistricting commission from citing exceptions under the Open Meetings Act to hold closed sessions.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs $1.5 Billion In Business IncentivesMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday to spend $1.5 billion on economic development efforts for businesses, including possible funds to build a General Motors factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in the Lansing area.
Hamtramck Gets Ready To Inaugurate All-Muslim GovernmentHamtramck will become the first known city in the US with a government made up entirely of Muslims, according to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which says it has no record of any other such administration.
Michigan County Commissioners Will Get 4-Year Terms Starting In 2024Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law that will extend a term to four years instead of two years. The change will begin with the fall 2024 election.
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 Lawmakers OK $1.5B In Business Incentives, ReliefMichigan legislators late Tuesday passed a $1.5 billion bill with state incentives to land major business projects, including an electric vehicle battery factory that General Motors wants to build in the Lansing area.
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.
Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School ShootingDemocrats vowed to push new gun-control legislation and to try to revive stalled bills in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others injured.