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Senate GOP Introduces Sanctuary Cities Ban, Fentanyl Bills
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Senate Republicans introduced legislation Thursday to ban sanctuary cities in Michigan and stiffen the penalties for certain controlled substances including fentanyl, a move they said would protect communities and address the nation's ongoing border crisis.

Nesbitt, Hall Back Hoekstra As MIGOP Chair
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Senate Minority Leader Aric Nesbitt and House Minority Leader Matt Hall announced Tuesday they are backing former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as Michigan Republican Party chair while the ongoing leadership battle nears its end in court.

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.

Newsmaker 2023: Brinks, Tate Guide Dems To Landmark Wins
Friday, February 9, 2024

When it became clear that Democrats would have complete control of Michigan government for the first time in decades, Joe Tate knew his caucus had its marching orders.

Restrained Increases Seek To Keep New Programming In Place
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 2024-25 fiscal year budget is designed to build on the new and expanded state-funded programming and services established during the pandemic-fueled revenue surge but with more modest increases.

Early Pay Down Of MPSERS Debt Frees Up $670M For Upcoming Budget
Friday, February 2, 2024

The anticipated 100 percent funding of retiree health care obligations for the state's public school employees means the state can reduce its required annual contribution to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System by $670 million in the upcoming 2024-25 fiscal year.

Nesbitt: Excitement Is There For Republicans To Win Back House In '24
Friday, February 2, 2024

Senate Minority Leader Aric Nesbitt said this week Republican voters are fired up ahead of the 2024 elections with former President Donald Trump the likely GOP nominee, creating a good chance for the party to take back the Michigan House.

Senate GOP Plan Calls For Reviving Ed Policies Axed In 2023
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Senate Republicans called for the restoration of multiple education policy provisions eliminated by the Legislature last year on Thursday, which Democrats dismissed as being backward-looking.

House Dems Enter '24 With $3.5M On Hand; Republicans With $4.1M
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The new House Democratic majority is entering the election year with $3.5 million on hand while Republicans, who are hoping to take back control in November, have $4.1 million, campaign finance reports due Wednesday showed.

Senate Dems, GOP Sitting Close In Cash
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

It's not an election year for senators, but their caucus PACs are still boasting fundraising numbers as the Republicans ended 2023 with $2 million on hand and the Democrats $1.7 million.

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