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Alliance Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance revealed its 2015 legislative priorities while in Lansing for the Governor’s State of the State address on January 21, 2015. 79 more words

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New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) — Republicans with bolstered majorities in the Legislature will commence a two-year session with the familiar routine of swearings-in, Gov. 898 more words

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Michigan Senate Announces Committee Chairs for 2015-2016

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) has announced Michigan Senate committee chair appointments for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

* Senators representing the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance area are in  303 more words

Michigan's Road Funding Agreement - The Breakdown

The road funding package agreed to and passed by the House and Senate late last night during the final day of the legislature’s lame duck session is essentially a three-step process. 168 more words

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Bills OK'd To Help Detroiters Avoid Foreclosure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says bills approved overwhelmingly by the Legislature would give 20,000 Detroit homeowners the ability to restructure their property tax debts to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. 97 more words

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Michigan Forest Plan Passed By Split Legislature

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan legislators have voted to curtail state regulators’ consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forest land.

The Republican-controlled House’s party-line vote Thursday night came despite objections from environmentalists who say the “anti-science” bill guts practices in place for nearly 100 years. 78 more words

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Legislature Votes To Boost Aquatic Species Fines

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Legislature has voted to boost penalties for knowingly having or selling prohibited aquatic species in the state.

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly finished approving five bills moving toward Gov. 103 more words

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