Tags » Michigan Senate

Budget Update As Spring Recess Begins

Michigan’s House and Senate said “no” recently to two tax increases proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder in his FY 2015-2016 state budget, and also made changes in some other key areas of the budget for business interests in northern Michigan. 437 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Sweet! Michigan Senate Passes Bill Allowing Bake Sales As School Fundraisers

LANSING (WWJ) – It’s legislation for those with a sweet tooth.

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill allowing up to three fundraising bake sales in public schools per week. 51 more words

Lawmakers Want Those Convicted Of Animal Abuse Blocked From Future Adoptions

(WLNS) – Lawmakers in both the House and Senate crossed the aisle to support a bill to fight animal abuse.

The idea behind the bill is that people with convictions for abusing animals should not be able to adopt anymore of them. 85 more words


Senate Approves Bill Allowing For Pro-Life License Plates

LANSING, MI (AP) – The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow for the sale of license plates as a fundraiser for Choose Life Michigan. 105 more words


Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015

The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.

I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the legislative priorities and concerns of the Northern Michigan business community. 521 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Alliance Testifies on its 2015 Priorities in Front of Senate Commerce Committee

Representatives of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, led by Petoskey Regional Chamber President Carlin Smith and Alliance director of government relations Kent Wood, were on hand in Lansing on February 18th to testify in front of the Senate Commerce Committee. 210 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Animal Rights - You heard me!

I’ve been an animal lover since I was a child. I grew up in the kind of family where for Christmas you would find a kitten or puppy with a little red bow under the tree. 431 more words