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Previewing The Final 20 Days of Session in 2016

(From MIRS, Aug. 24, 2016)

What Can Get Done In 20 Session Days?

Twenty or so days, that’s all that is left for Michigan’s 98th Legislature. 1,848 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

DDA Bills On Alliance Radar

For the past two legislative cycles, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance and our local downtown development partners have kept a close eye on proposed legislation that would make large changes to the state’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) authorizing statutes. 436 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Education Policy: Where names and stories are often forgotten.

If you live in Michigan, or have been paying attention to our capital city of Lansing, the Detroit Public School (DPS) crisis, and the state of public education in our nation in general, you might have heard about what just happened late last night in the Senate and House of Representatives of Michigan. 1,081 more words

House passes bill that doesn't limit use of certain car parts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops is getting different treatment in the House and Senate.

The Senate version would force repair shops to use parts from original manufacturers. 74 more words


Senate votes to limit Detroit-area transit tax to 2 mills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Detroit-area voters could be asked to approve a transit tax that is no higher than 2 mills under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature. 101 more words


Skubick: Burning midnight oil in Capitol while tempers smolder over Detroit school rescue

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – After laboring for 15 hours Wednesday, House Republicans passed their version of the Detroit School rescue package but Democrats and labor will fight the package in the State Senate. 365 more words


Michigan Senate proposes plan to cut recidivism, save money

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Supporters of newly introduced criminal justice bills in the Michigan Senate say they are designed to keep prisoners from reoffending, ultimately saving taxpayers money on incarceration costs. 99 more words