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IPPSR Detroit-Area Senate Map Could Mean Big Changes If Emulated
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

A draft Senate map for the Detroit area drawn by professors at Michigan State University, done as a potential guide for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as they redraw the area under court order, could mean at least one open seat, an opportunity for a Republican pickup and some changes for incumbent senators.

Steckloff on Israel: 'We Need To Be Sensitive'
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Jews and Muslims in Michigan have lost loved ones and are hurting because of the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza, Rep. Samantha Steckloff said Tuesday, adding anything state government does in response should acknowledge that amid a push from House Republicans to take up a nonbinding resolution on the situation.

Moss: Senate Resolution On Israel Makes Sense, But Chides GOP Politics
Friday, October 13, 2023

Sen. Jeremy Moss, the Senate's lone Jewish member, said Friday he thinks the Senate should adopt a resolution regarding the Hamas attack on Israel, pushing back on criticism that the chamber has yet to act on a resolution introduced Wednesday by a Republican senator offering support to Israel in the wake of the attack.

Senate Moves Pieces Of Juvenile Justice Reform Package
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Nine bills in the Legislature's effort to reform the juvenile justice system based on recommendations from the Juvenile Justice Task Force passed the Senate on Thursday.

AG: 6-Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To Campaign Finance Fees
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

A six-year statute of limitations applies to the collection of late filing fees and fines assessed under the state's Campaign Finance Act by way of the Revised Judicature Act, and uncollectable or unpaid fees must still be considered when determining a candidate's ballot qualification, Attorney General Dana Nessel wrote in a formal opinion issued Wednesday.

Delay In Electronic Ballot Return Proposal Clears Senate
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Members of the Senate largely along party lines voted Wednesday in support of a bill to extend a deadline for allowing overseas military members to cast electronic ballots to September 2025 over the objections of a key proponent of the original legislation creating the program.

Senate Panel Reports Delay In Electronic Ballot Return
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Members of the Senate Elections and Ethics Committee reported legislation on Wednesday that would push to 2025 the date in which overseas military members would be able to return their ballots electronically over objections by one member who helped lead the push to create the program.

Redistricting Watchers Split On Alabama Ruling Ripples In Michigan
Friday, June 9, 2023

With the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that Alabama's new congressional map diluted Black voting strength, some have postulated what effect the ruling could have on other states with maps that faced criticism for doing the same.

Committee Roundup
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

PANEL HOLDS ON CLEARING MACOMB EXECUTIVE ELECTION YEAR SHIFT: Sen. Paul Wojno (D-Warren) testified in front of the Senate Elections and Ethics Committee on Wednesday to advocate for SB 338 , a bill that would adjust the elections of Macomb County so that they would no longer land on gubernatorial election years, but rather presidential elections.

House Panel Discusses Change To Macomb County Executive Election
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Macomb County would like to move its elections for county executive to the same years as presidential elections. To do that, local officials need the help of the Legislature.

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