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Senate OKs Animal Cruelty Bills; GOP Tie-Bar Attempt Fails
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Members of the Senate in bipartisan votes Tuesday passed legislation that would require individuals charged with animal cruelty or neglect to post bond to cover the cost of care for their animals pending trial or agree to forfeit their animals.

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 Introduces Prison Productivity Credit Package
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A bipartisan bill package that would allow some prisoners to earn productivity credits to reduce their sentences was introduced Tuesday in the Senate, a move the lead bill sponsor said has proven effective in other states and would improve recidivism rates if enacted into law.

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.

Traffic Cameras In Construction Zones Reported Along Party Lines
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Senators voted Tuesday in favor of allowing traffic enforcement cameras to be placed in construction zones to enforce speed limits.

Senators Discuss Data Center Tax Exemption Package
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Legislation that would establish a sales and use tax exemption for enterprise data centers and set a sunset on the breaks would help Michigan become a more attractive location for companies to locate large data centers, a Senate panel was told Wednesday.

Renaissance Zone Flexibility Bill Passes Senate
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Legislation to add flexibility for renaissance zones cleared the Senate in a bipartisan vote Thursday, moving the bill closer to the governor's desk.

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.

Gilchrist Signs Juvenile Justice Bills To Praise
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was met with praise as he signed 19 bills Tuesday overhauling the state's juvenile justice system based on recommendations from a bipartisan task force.

University Governing Structure: Change Again Offered, But Little Appetite
Monday, October 23, 2023

The latest round of controversy and infighting among members of an elected university board has resurrected a familiar debate: whether the frequent board-level issues warrant consideration of a constitutional change of the elected boards to becoming gubernatorial appointees.

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