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Divided Senate Votes To Restore EGLE Rulemaking Revoked In 2000s
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy moved one step closer to being able to make administrative rules governing water resources protection for the first time in nearly two decades after legislation was voted on Wednesday in the Senate to make the change.

Advocates For Criminal Justice Reform Pressure Dems To Pass Bills
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Advocates from 10 advocacy groups for criminal justice reform and formerly incarcerated individuals called for legislators to pass bills to expand resources to prisons across the state.

Senate Passes Preemption Of Homeowners Associations On Energy
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Members of the Senate voted along party lines Thursday for a bill that would preempt the ability for homeowners' associations to ban energy-saving improvements at single-family homes.

Productivity Credit Bills See Testimony In Senate Panel
Thursday, June 20, 2024

A bipartisan bill package that would count the passing of prison programs towards "productivity credits" to earn reduced sentences heard testimony from both sponsors and victims of crimes in a Senate panel on Thursday.

Senate Dems Intro Bills To Boost Protections For Vulnerable Adults
Friday, June 14, 2024

Additional protections for vulnerable adults against abuse and financial exploitation were introduced Thursday by Senate Democrats, a move they said would help prevent such activities at the hands of family members or others entrusted with their care.

Senate Community Solar Bills Receive Long-Awaited First Hearing
Thursday, June 13, 2024

More than 15 months after being introduced, a Senate panel heard testimony Thursday on legislation that would allow utility customers to subscribe to community solar projects.

Ban On Use Of Benefits To Cover Foster Care Costs Clears Senate Panel
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A proposal that would prevent the state from using foster care children's unqualified benefits as reimbursement for the cost of that child's care was reported Tuesday to the full Senate with some bipartisan support.

House Committee Continues Discussion On Dyslexia Bills
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A mix of education leaders, students and concerned parents came to a House committee on Tuesday to discuss bills that could lead to earlier detection of dyslexia across the state.

Although the House Education Committee heard testimony last week on SB 567 , sponsored by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), and SB 568 , sponsored by Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), the committee had another full meeting where it heard from those on both sides of the issue.

Death Records Legislation, Indian Foster Placement Bills Pass House
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The House passed legislation on Tuesday to change the process for how death records are handled.

Manufactured Homes Package Heads To Full Senate
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Members of a Senate panel reported bills Tuesday that which supporters say would protect manufactured housing tenants from unjust rent hikes while opponents counter would make affordable housing more difficult to obtain.

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