Senate Confirms MSU's Lisa Cook As The First Black Woman On Fed BoardThe Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, becoming the first African American woman to be a member of the panel.
Michigan Matters: Film Incentives Making a Comeback?Michigan once had the most lucrative film incentives in the nation in 2008 but were ended in 2015. Now, some state legislators are trying to bring a modified version back as Peter Klein, Secretary-Treasurer of Michigan Film Industry Association, talked about on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
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 House OKs Big K-12 Budget, Pushes For July 1 DealThe Michigan House overwhelmingly approved a $65 billion state spending plan and the release of billions in federal COVID-19 relief aid for K-12 schools, seeking to pressure the Senate to get on board so it could be signed into law soon.
Senate GOP Probe: No Systemic Fraud In Michigan ElectionSenate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made false allegations about the results in Antrim County to raise money or publicity “for their own ends.”
Michigan Republicans Pass Bills To Add Voter ID RequirementsRepublicans who control the Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail.
Michigan Senate Passes $4.4B In K-12 Aid After Deal StruckThe Michigan Senate voted unanimously Tuesday 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.
Gov. Whitmer Seeks $250M For Parks; Senate Has $1.5B Bridge PlanGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called for spending a “historic” $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails.
Gary Peters' Report On Jan. 6 Attack At Capitol Details Broad Failures“This report is important in the fact that it allows us to make some immediate improvements to the security situation here in the Capitol,” said Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which conducted the probe along with the Senate Rules Committee.
Michigan Senate Votes To Exempt High School Graduations From Virus OrderA split Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state's order that restricts crowd sizes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mapping Michigan’s Congressional Districts: How It WorksMichigan will have one less representative advocating in the halls of the Capitol on behalf of the state.
Michigan Senate Backs Health Director Appointed By WhitmerThe Michigan Senate on Tuesday narrowly supported Elizabeth Hertel as state health director, backing a key figure in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in recent months.
4 A.M. Bar Curfew Gets Mixed ReviewsThe last call for alcohol could be extended in Michigan.
State Senate Sets Up Lawsuit Against Gov. Whitmer Over Proposed BillsMichigan's Senate authorized a lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over the state's COVID-19 relief funds.
Whitmer: Delayed Aid May Slow Vaccines; Senate Has $2B PlanGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday pressed state lawmakers to allocate billions in federal COVID-19 aid, warning that a delay could slow Michigan’s vaccination rate and efforts to reopen schools and help ailing businesses.