Michigan Senate Approves End To Tax On Menstrual ProductsOn Oct. 26 the Michigan Senate passed legislation that would eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” on menstrual products, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is expected to sign it into law.
Michigan Senate OKs Accounts For Private School TuitionChildren could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Senate.
Michigan Senate Approves Bill With Voting RestrictionsRepublicans in the Michigan Senate on Oct. 6 again passed legislation that would make it harder to vote, advancing photo ID, absentee ballot, and other changes that face a surefire veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if they reach her desk.
The Michigan Senate Moves To Repeal Emergency Powers LawRepublican state senators on Thursday approved the repeal of the Michigan law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to order emergency lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic when Michigan was among the states hardest hit by COVID-19.
Michigan Legislature Passes $6.6B In Federal Virus AidThe Michigan Senate voted unanimously to allocate nearly $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration reached an agreement.
Michigan Senate: Extend Lapsed Licenses, Plates; Keep Walk-In OptionOn Thursday, June 10, the Michigan Senate voted to give drivers more time to renew an expired license and vehicle registration during the coronavirus pandemic and to pressure Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to restore people's ability to visit branches without an appointment.
Senate Republicans Pass Bill To Block Minors From COVID Vaccine RequirementsThe Michigan Senate is getting in the middle of the covid vaccine debate and working to put laws on the books to keep kids out of it.
Michigan Senate: No COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For MinorsMichigan Republicans on Tuesday advanced a bill that would prohibit state and local health officials from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for children under age 18.
Michigan Legislature Launches Lawsuit Against GovernorFiling the suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims. The Michigan Legislature contends that Governor's authority under the 1976 Emergency Powers Act is up.
Michigan Senate Approves Spending For Tuition, Tourism CampaignThe Michigan Senate on Thursday approved $312 million in spending to provide financial assistance for adults age 25 and older to attend community college and partially revive the state's tourism campaign.
Michigan Senate Approves Up To $25M To Combat CoronavirusThe Michigan Senate on Thursday approved spending up to $25 million to combat the new coronavirus.