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Questions About Michigan SB 0144 (MDOC Funding) with Input From Senator Proos

After reading the Senate version of the proposed Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budget aka Michigan SB 0144  I had some questions:

  • Why did the bill cut the overall MDOC budget because per-prisoner costs were to high but also fund a larger than 4 Million dollar set-aside for a “future facility?”
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Call To Action: Stop Repeal of Post Labor Day School Law

A Michigan Senate committee quickly passed a bill today (March 28) to repeal the Post Labor Day School Start law that has meant millions of additional tourism dollars and thousands of additional room nights to northern Michigan. 169 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Alliance Working Toward Rural Friendly Solutions On DDA Bills

House: Rep. Lee Chatfield’s package passed committee narrowly 6-5 after some positive amendments. Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood had the opportunity to meet with Rep. 199 more words

Michigan House holds fate of letting dog owners bring pets to restaurants

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that could allow pet owners to bring their dogs with them in outdoor areas of restaurants. 294 more words


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