Michigan Report for Friday, August 29, 2014

Hearing To Be Held On Advanced Practice Nurses Bill

Rep. Gail Haines (R-Lake Angelus)

Ten months after passing the Senate, the House Health Policy Committee will hold a hearing - testimony only, no voting - on controversial legislation that would expand the scope of practice for advanced practice nurses to allow them to perform some duties now reserved for physicians.

The battle over SB 2* has been one of the most hard-fought of the 97th Legislature.


Charter Authorizers Create Accreditation System

In the wake of Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan's announcement that some charter school authorizers were as risk of having their authority suspended, the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers announced Friday voluntary standards for those overseeing charters.


Land Denounces Common Core

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land said Friday she opposes the Common Core State Standards, calling for an end to "Washington-imposed standards on local schools."


Five Bids In Final Review For Farnum Redevelopment

Senate Secretary Carol Viventi on Friday said she and her staff are in the final phase of evaluating bids from companies vying to either buy or restore the Farnum Building, which houses Senate offices, and she hopes to get something to Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville sometime next week.


Charitable Gaming Group Seeks To Block Emergency Rules

Charities that have been using gaming as a fundraiser, as well as the venues and suppliers that allow those games, have asked the Court of Claims to block emergency rules regulating those games in the same way it earlier blocked permanent rules.

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