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SOAR The Big Winner As $1B Supplemental Passes
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Legislature passed more than $1 billion in supplemental spending bills on Tuesday, which will designate nearly $850 million in funds to the state's Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve fund.

Legislature OKs Preprocessing, Election Security Bills
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Local clerks will have two days to preprocess absentee ballots prior to election day along with additional election security measures under legislation agreed upon Wednesday and sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's desk.

Appropriations Conference Committees Scheduled For Wednesday
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Conference committees on a pair of Senate bills expected to contain supplemental spending in the current and next fiscal year were posted late Tuesday for Wednesday morning.

Report: Auto Insurance Law Caused Loss Of Service For Crash Survivors
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The changes to Michigan's auto insurance laws resulted in reduced levels of health needs addressed, care provided and rehab services and accommodations received, according to a new survey done by the Michigan Public Health Institute, a nonprofit organization that works to advance equity, promote health, and advance well-being.

Preprocessing Talks Ongoing, Not A Lock For Wednesday Session
Monday, September 26, 2022

Republican legislative leaders and Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration have been negotiating reauthorizing clerks to preprocess absentee ballots before Election Day and a supplemental spending bill to include a deposit into the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund.

Shirkey: No Specifics On Abortion Law Changes Until Post Election
Monday, September 26, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey declined to go into specifics Monday as to what he might like to see changed in the state's 1931 abortion ban until after a vote on the proposed ballot measure this November, which asks whether to enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution.

Shirkey: Defeat Abortion Proposal, Let Legislature Update 1931 Law
Friday, September 23, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey again urged the defeat of the proposed constitutional amendment that would establish abortion rights in the state during a Friday interview, saying voters should allow the Legislature to update the existing 1931 abortion ban law.

Dixon Calls For Rice Resignation, Amendment To Appoint Superintendent
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon on Tuesday called for the resignation of Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Rice following a video of a teacher training seminar on gender issues showing up online.

Legislature Back In Town; Pre-Processing Being Discussed
Monday, September 19, 2022

The Legislature will be in session this week for the first time since July although leadership in both the House and the Senate has not committed to much in terms of bills seeing final passage in the next week.

MSF Announces Millions in Investment For Site Development, Placemaking
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday millions of dollars in investment toward projects throughout the state, including $27 million for Hemlock Semiconductor and $83.3 million for the statewide Revitalization and Placemaking Program.

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