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Senate Debates, Passes Repeal of Enviro Rules Committee
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A divided Senate passed legislation Tuesday to eliminate a committee intended to provide oversight of the state's environmental regulatory agency following a debate over the panel's effectiveness and the department's responsiveness to businesses and the public.

House Committee Revisits 'Good Jobs' Payroll Tax Incentive
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The defunct Good Jobs for Michigan program would be revamped as HIRE Michigan under legislation taken up by the House Economic and Small Business Development Committee on Tuesday.

Elected Officials, Groups Reflect On Anniversary Of MSU Shootings
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, elected officials who represent the Michigan State University campus and groups urging stronger regulations of firearms reflected Tuesday on the first anniversary of the mass shooting that killed three and injured five one year ago.

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.

Senate Panel To Hear FOIA Expansion Testimony Next Month
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Testimony is expected to start next month before a Senate panel on the latest version of bills to expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office, with some exemptions.

Camp Staff Background Checks Expansion Weighed By Senators
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Senate Oversight Committee took up Wednesday for testimony only legislation that would strengthen background checks for camp staff and amend licensing procedures and fees for camp programs for youths and adults.

Senate Dems Make Several Committee Member Changes
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks announced changes Thursday to 11 committees, all involving the addition or removal of Democratic members which was said to be a move to better accommodate majority members' schedules and improve efficiency.

Study: MI Ranks Last In Youth Tobacco Prevention Efforts
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

A group focused on reducing youth smoking said this week more work is needed by the state to prevent young people from picking up the habit, pointing to a new report that finds Michigan ranks last nationally in tobacco program spending.

Gov Signs Bill Establishing Dental Checks For Kindergarteners
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Legislation requiring dental oral assessments for children registering for the first time in kindergarten or the first grade was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday.

Whitmer Signs Financial Disclosure, Prescription Medication Bills
Friday, December 8, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation this week requiring public officials and candidates seeking elected office to file financial disclosure reports with the Department of State.

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