Michigan Senate Votes To Cut Income, Corporate Tax RatesRepublicans who control the Michigan Senate voted Tuesday for a $2.5 billion annual tax cut, passing a bill that would reduce income and corporate rates and let taxpayers claim a credit for their children.
Michigan Senate Approves $1.2B Bill To Combat COVID-19Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a $1.2 billion spending bill to combat COVID-19, including $300 million to help hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities give recruitment and retention bonuses to workers.
Michigan Senate Approves Business Incentive BillsOn Thursday, Dec. 9, the Michigan Senate approved bills that would boost job-creation and expansion incentives offered to businesses, amid efforts to land unspecified major projects in the auto industry as it shifts to greener technology.
New Maps Spark Debate Over Majority-Minority Districts In MichiganAdam Hollier, a senator who represents a majority-black district, explains how Michigan's redistricting jeopardizes Black elected officials.
Michigan Sen. John Bizon Faces Assault Charges, Accused Of Inappropriately Touching NurseMichigan state Sen. John Bizon faces misdemeanor assault charges after he was accused of inappropriately touching a nurse practitioner. He is scheduled for arraignment Jan. 19.
Michigan Senate GOP Restores 22-16 Edge In Special ElectionsRepublicans will again have a 22-16 majority in the Michigan Senate following special elections for two open seats.
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.