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Senators, Mothers Make Case For Maternal Health Equity Bills
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Enacting legislation intended to address gaps in Black maternal health is critical in reducing disparities in access to care and in mortality rates while helping rein in bias and racism in prenatal care, advocates told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Medically Frail Parole Fix Sent To Full House
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A House panel on Tuesday moved quickly on legislation streamlining the parole process for prisoners deemed low-risk due to debilitating illness.

Panel Moves MI Voting Rights Act Legislation, But Not Without Debate
Thursday, June 13, 2024

A philosophical and ideological discussion broke out between senators Thursday as a panel moved bills to create a Michigan Voting Rights Act to the floor, with one Republican saying it was sad to see Democrats and fellow GOP politicians hunker down on their stances on voter suppression and voter fraud, respectively.

Senate Panel Reports Bill To Codify Black Leadership Advisory Council
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The codification of a Black Leadership Advisory Council into statute would enable the group to continue important work of developing and promoting policy proposals meant to help eliminate racial discrimination in the state.

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.

House Advances Budget, OKs Court Advocates, Asbestos Bills
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

In addition to the procedural work of voting to zero out the Senate's budget bills, the House passed a hodge-podge of bipartisan policy bills Tuesday.

Senators Debate Voting Rights Act Package
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Partisan debate over the need to create a repository for state election data and to enact policy regarding assistance to older and disabled voters marked the latest round of testimony over Senate legislation that would create a Michigan Voting Rights Act.

Data Center Tax Credit Bill Gets Bipartisan Senate Passage
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Members of the Senate took a step toward the creation of a sales and use tax exemption for enterprise data centers Thursday through a bipartisan vote on an amended bill to establish the proposed credit.

Polehanki Talks Senate Ed Priorities, Weapons Ban
Thursday, May 9, 2024

LIVONIA – With summer recess looming, Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Dayna Polehanki told Gongwer News Service she wants to see legislation expanding teacher certification exams allowed in the state, while a potential home school registry is no longer a priority.

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.

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