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Payday Loan Cap Legislation Headed To Full Senate
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Senators reported legislation Wednesday that would cap payday lending interest rates at 36 percent, over objections from industry officials who said it would undercut the market and drive businesses from the state.

Renaissance Zone Flexibility Bill Passes Senate
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Legislation to add flexibility for renaissance zones cleared the Senate in a bipartisan vote Thursday, moving the bill closer to the governor's desk.

Senate GOP Fails To Tie Bar Sanctuary Cities, Fentanyl To Milkweed Bill
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A Senate vote Wednesday on noxious weed legislation meant to help monarch butterflies veered into a national security debate when Republicans sought to tie the proposal to bills that would ban sanctuary cities and stiffen penalties on the possession or sale of fentanyl.

Strategic Fund Supports Saginaw County Project
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A company manufacturing solar panel components has chosen to locate in Michigan and is set to receive millions in incentives after approval Tuesday from the Strategic Fund Board .

McCann Dangerous Dog Bills Get Hearing
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Legislation that would create a complaint process with various requirements to deal with dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs was heard in a Senate committee on Tuesday after many years of introductions by the bill sponsor.

50 GOP Lawmakers Endorse Trump
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Two-thirds of the Michigan Senate Republican caucus earlier this month endorsed former President Donald Trump in his bid for returning to the White House.

Financial Disclosure Package Set To Head To Governor
Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Legislature completed its work Thursday on financial disclosure requirements for state elected officials to comply with a voter-approved measure, capped by some additional provisions being adopted this week to toughen up the final product in the name of transparency.

Senate Moves Energy Siting Bills, Closing In On Gov's Desk
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Democratic-controlled Legislature completed its work on one of its top fall priorities Wednesday, giving final passage to bills that would quadruple the state's renewable energy mandate, create a new clean energy standard and move siting decisions for large-scale solar and wind projects to the Public Service Commission .

Senate Passes Bill To Enable Rides To Polling Places
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Democratic Senate majority voted Tuesday on legislation that would end the ban on hiring transportation assistance to the polls over Republican objections and amendments seeking to ban electioneering and voter intimidation during rides to voting locations.

Senate OKs Drug Manufacturer Immunity Repeal
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

In a bipartisan vote Wednesday, Senators moved legislation that would repeal a 1990s law that provides immunity for prescription drug manufacturers, a move that supporters say is long overdue and would allow Michigan residents and the state access to compensation.

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