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Senate GOP Fails To Tie Bar Sanctuary Cities, Fentanyl To Milkweed Bill
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A Senate vote Wednesday on noxious weed legislation meant to help monarch butterflies veered into a national security debate when Republicans sought to tie the proposal to bills that would ban sanctuary cities and stiffen penalties on the possession or sale of fentanyl.

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.

Financial Disclosure Package Set To Head To Governor
Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Legislature completed its work Thursday on financial disclosure requirements for state elected officials to comply with a voter-approved measure, capped by some additional provisions being adopted this week to toughen up the final product in the name of transparency.

Senate Panel Reports Update To Hotel Excise Tax
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

A bill to increase the tax on lodging for some counties and give others the ability to impose the tax if they wish was reported Tuesday by the Senate Local Government Committee .

Senate Votes To Bring Back 1976 Flag Plate For 2026
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Perhaps the most beloved license plate in Michigan history, the red, white and blue 1976 U.S. Bicentennial plate would be brought back in 2026 for the nation's semi quincentennial under a bill that passed the Senate on Thursday.

Senate Passes Fee Extensions, Increases
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Senators passed several bills that would increase several fees and extend the sunsets on others Wednesday, a move that would allow items that had been built into the fiscal year 2023-24 budget take effect.

Panel Hears Testimony On Bill Clarifying 'Sterile Area' Airport Gun Ban
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

A bill to clarify the prohibition on guns in airports and enable prosecutors to charge those who violate the law was discussed Tuesday by the House Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure Committee .

Fishing Activity Reports Required Under Bill Reported By Senate Panel
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Senate Natural Resource and Agriculture Committee reported legislation Tuesday that modifies reporting requirements for charter boat operators and wholesale fish dealers.

Hoitenga Bill Would Expand Concealed Carry In Capitol
Thursday, September 7, 2023

All residents who have a permit to carry a concealed firearm should be able to exercise that right in the Capitol, not just current lawmakers, Sen. Michele Hoitenga said Thursday after introducing a bill to expand that right to all people with a permit.

Legislators With Concealed Pistol Licenses Can Carry In Capitol
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Sitting members of Michigan's House of Representatives and Senate will be allowed to carry a concealed pistol if they have the appropriate license after the Michigan State Capitol Commission approved a weapon ban Wednesday in the Capitol.

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