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Senate Passes 'Gay Panic' Defense Ban
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Legislation that would eliminate the legal defense of someone finding out someone is a member of the LGBT community as a justification for committing a crime passed the Senate with bipartisan support and is set to be sent to the governor.

Senate Backs Medically Frail Parole Expansion
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

An expansion of eligibility requirements for medically frail inmates passed the Senate Tuesday with some bipartisan support after multiple floor amendments offered by Republicans were rejected.

Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Apprenticeship, Contractor Bills
Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Senate Labor Committee heard testimony Thursday on two bills that speakers said could change how the construction and electrical industries operate.

Senate Begins Passing Budgets, MDARD Gets Bipartisan Support
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Some bipartisan effort highlighted business Thursday in the Senate as it began the process of moving their slate of appropriations bills, with members of both parties acknowledging work on an amendment to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development budget.

Beeler Declines Reelection; Schuette Named HRCC Chair
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Rep. Andrew Beeler is the seventh member of the House to announce he will not seek reelection this year.

EGLE Rulemaking, High Speed Internet Bills Advance In Senate
Thursday, March 7, 2024

A Senate panel on Thursday reported bills to expand Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy rulemaking authority and to create the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office in the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, respectively.

Senate Panel Considers Additional Rulemaking For EGLE
Thursday, February 22, 2024

The state's environmental agency would be able to, for the first time since 2006, make administrative rules related to water resources protection under a bill before a Senate committee on Thursday.

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.

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.

Senate Panel Preps Bills To Repeal Enviro Rules Committee
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Democrats continue their efforts in the Legislature to repeal three committees created toward the end of former Republican Governor Rick Snyder's tenure that oversee operations at the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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