Mich. Legislature Returns After Monthlong BreakThe Senate's first action is expected to be approving a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the North American International Auto Show.
Divided Mich. Senate Votes To Expand Nurses' RoleMichigan nurse practitioners and other nurses with advanced training could practice without oversight by physicians and prescribe drugs.
Senate OKs More Prison For Drive-By ShootersMichigan lawmakers want to get tougher on suspected drive-by shooters.
Senate Votes To Set Rules For Trampoline CourtsMichigan lawmakers on Wednesday moved to put in place rules for burgeoning indoor trampoline parks.
Renovation Of House, Senate Chambers Wrapping UpThe $370,000 renovations providing modern upgrades while staying true to the Capitol's Victorian past.
Michigan Senate Leader Defends Medicaid CallThe leader of the Michigan Senate may press ahead in search of a Medicaid expansion plan to pass muster with fellow Republicans, but it's clear he doesn't appreciate how the governor called the Senate out for refusing to vote.
Mich. Senate OKs Budget For Schools, UniversitiesThe Senate approved an education spending plan Wednesday that includes per-pupil funding increases for K-12 schools and early childhood education.
Mich. Senate Budget Has No Medicaid ExpansionFor now, Medicaid expansion remains very much in doubt.
Snyder Signs Bills For Veterans Driver's LicensesGov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to allow Michigan veterans to get a special designation on their driver's license or state ID card.
Michigan Senate OKs Veterans Driver's LicensesThe Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would allow veterans to get a special designation on driver's licenses.
Mich. Senate Approves Legislation To Combat BlightOwners of blighted and neglected property who don't pay their fines in Michigan would face tougher penalties -- including potential jail time -- under legislation overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate earlier this week.
Bill Would Toughen Penalties On Animal AbusersPeople who abuse animals would face tougher penalties under legislation headed to the Senate floor.
Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In MichiganSupporters say paid sick leave mandates hurt businesses by raising administrative costs. But opponents say a lack of paid sick time unfairly forces workers to choose between their physical and financial health.
Automation Alley To Observe STEM Awareness WeekAutomation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced that a resolution has passed in the Michigan Senate proclaiming March 24-30 as Michigan STEM Awareness Week, drawing attention to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in Michigan.
State Forest Plan Passed By Split Mich. SenateThe Senate voted to curtail state regulators' consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forests, over objections from environmentalists who say the "anti-science" bill would gut a practice in place for nearly 100 years.