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Committee Talks Optional Stormwater Fee Bill
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

A bill that would allow local governments more power in crafting a stormwater management plan and authority to levy a stormwater fee was discussed Tuesday in a Senate committee.

Lake Levels Debated By House Committee
Thursday, May 23, 2024

A House panel discussed who has the responsibility to keep lake levels "normal" during a Thursday committee meeting.

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.

Housing Discrimination Bills Move Out of Committee
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Bills that would prohibit housing discrimination based on source of income cleared a House committee Wednesday.

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.

Senate Bill Aims To Expunge Eviction Records; Landlords Oppose
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

A bill supported by Senate Democrats could give renters the opportunity to have evictions sealed or expunged from their legal records after two years, a move housing advocates said could ease the strain of homelessness. Landlords, though, say it has the potential to drive them out of business.

Senate Advances Budget Bills, Voting To Begin Thursday
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Senate set the table Tuesday for votes on its slate of budgets later this week by adopting a slew of floor amendments and moving more than a dozen budget bills through General Orders.

Polehanki Bill Would Codify Capitol Weapons Ban
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Four years after a rally took place in which armed individuals entered the Senate gallery and watched proceedings and led to banning weapons inside the Capitol, Senate Democrats are looking to codify the ban to ensure it can't be lifted under a future Legislature.

Scrutiny Builds As Michigan Awaits First 'Chemical Recycling' Facility
Friday, March 15, 2024

When Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed off on expansive recycling reforms in December 2022, she also approved a last-minute amendment allowing chemical recycling – a process decried by many environmentalists – to be classified as a legal manufacturing process.

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