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Negotiations On SOAR Continue
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

As the time before summer recess ticks away, the House continues to negotiate on the economic development package that would rework the Strategic Outreach Attraction and Reserve Fund.

Bipartisanship is welcome on the package, Amber McCann, press secretary for House Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit) said, but she declined to say whether Republican votes would be necessary to get HB 5768 , HB 5769 and HB 5770 over the finish line. Several Democrats have vowed opposition, and any Democratic no votes means the legislation must have an equivalent number of Republican yes votes to pass.

School Groups Tie OPEB Change Opposition To Economic Development
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A proposal moving through the House to provide billions toward economic development during the next decade is facing steep obstacles between Democratic opposition and a coalition of school groups tying the plan to their objection to the budget's change in other post-employment benefits.

Fems For Dems, MI List Announce Joint Endorsements
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Fems for Dems and MI List, a pair of groups focused on reproductive rights, endorsed 46 Democrats for the House this week.

House Panel Starts Convo On Economic Development Legislation
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Lawmakers formally began conversations on the long-term economic development policy package introduced last week, which was discussed at length during the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference.

House Candidates File First Financial Disclosures
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Financial disclosures for non-incumbent candidates of the House were due for the first time on Wednesday with many candidates filing basic-level financial information as required under the law.

Candidate Filing Deadline Sets Battle For House Control
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

House races across the state are starting to take shape with the window for candidate filing closed as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

House GOP Push SOAR Oversight, Bringing Back RTW
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

House Republicans on Wednesday re-upped proposals they said will better spur economic development in the state, like increasing oversight of key state programs and bringing back right to work.

First-ever Financial Disclosures In; Specifics Lacking
Monday, April 15, 2024

Lawmakers and statewide officers were required to file financial disclosures on Monday for the first time in state history, though the specifics of the filings were limited as officials for the most part don't need to report specific amounts of income.

Bill To Remove MSHDA Prohibitions Reported To House Floor
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

A bill that would remove a provision that prohibits Michigan State Housing Development Authority from providing long-term financing for a project unless the project is constructed or rehabilitated in anticipation of the financing was reported to the floor by a House committee on Tuesday.

Wooden Stacks Up Endorsements; Candidates Gearing Up In 68th, 61st
Friday, February 9, 2024

West Michigan Democrats are throwing their support behind 81st House District candidate and current Kent County Commissioner Stephen Wooden.

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