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Michigan House approves bill prohibiting local wage agreements

LANSING, MI (AP) – Governments would be prohibited from setting local minimum wages or other employer requirements under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature. 202 more words


#MITransportation Month of Action

From June 15 to July 10, passionate advocates will participate in a Transportation Month of Action to tell legislators to find a real solution to our transportation crisis. 786 more words

Bill Would Empower Michigan Legislature To Issue Subpoenas

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan legislature would have subpoena power over local governments under legislation approved by the House.

Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Ed McBroom says the change approved Tuesday is needed to ensure the Legislature can retrieve documents from local governments without having to go through the state’s public records process. 99 more words


Michigan bills aim to protect military parents' custody

LANSING, MI (AP) – Active-duty military parents couldn’t be punished for failing to appear in court for custody battles in certain cases under bills approved by the Michigan Legislature. 104 more words


State House approves changes to Michigan's open meetings law

LANSING, MI (AP) – Local elected officials would have to be physically present for a vote at an open meeting under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature. 107 more words


State senators seek to get tougher on poachers

By Howard Meyerson

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Two Michigan senators want to send a tough message to poachers and wild animal traffickers in Michigan. They recently introduced legislation calling for tougher penalties and higher restitution paid to the state when a person is convicted of illegally killing, buying, selling, or possessing game or protected wildlife species. 504 more words

Michigan House approves bills to limit tax credit liabilities

LANSING, MI (AP) – The tax credit program that unexpectedly brought on $9.4 billion in potential liability for the state would be limited under two bills moving through the Michigan Legislature. 100 more words