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Democrats Jam Budget, Blitz Of Bills As Legislature Leaves
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

One of the lightest legislative years in memory roared to life Wednesday and then on toward dawn Thursday as the Democratic majority in the Legislature blasted the 2024-25 fiscal year budget through to passage just eight hours after it began to publicly leak and approved an avalanche of major bills.

Controversial K-12 Budget Passes Over School Objections
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

A K-12 school aid budget unlike any other received final passage just before 5 a.m. Thursday as Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic legislative leaders prevailed over a coalition of dismayed groups – traditionally Democratic allies – representing traditional public schools.

New Senate Map: Partisan Status Quo, Wild Geographic Changes
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

A Detroit-area Senate map adopted Wednesday by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission offers a fairly stable plan from a partisan standpoint but includes some radical geographic changes for the members across 15 amended districts.

State-Based Health Care Exchange Bills Pass Senate
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Michigan took a significant step toward becoming the latest state to operate under a state-based health care exchange Wednesday when it passed a bill package along party lines that would set up an exchange and provisions for fees and various forms of coverage.

Redistricting: Final Votes Begin With Favored Map, But No Consensus
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

A single Detroit-area Senate map has become the favorite to be adopted by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission , but the constitutional majority necessary to adopt that map was still elusive Tuesday evening.

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.

Gov, Legislative Leaders Waiting For More Info On Weekend Shooting
Monday, June 17, 2024

Following the mass shooting that took place in Rochester Hills on Saturday, lawmakers and elected officials are reacting as the Metro Detroit Community is reeling.

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.

Draft Senate Maps Vary In Which Party Benefits
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Draft Senate maps approved by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission could mean drastic turf-based changes for senators representing Detroit-area districts, but could help either party though not by more than a seat.

Redistricting Moves 6 Draft Maps To Public Comment
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Six draft state Senate maps advanced Tuesday by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission could mean dramatic changes for several incumbents eligible for reelection in 2026.

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