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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.