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Local Busing Gets Funding Increase From House MDOT Budget
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A boost in funds for local bus operations beyond Governor Gretchen Whitmer's recommendation was part of the Department of Transportation budget approved Wednesday by the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee .

Puri Sets Sights On Future Proofing Michigan's Transportation
Monday, March 11, 2024

Transportation and infrastructure funding have been repeatedly highlighted as a need in Michigan by independent studies, the Legislature and multiple administrations.

House Econ Fields Testimony On MSHDA Debt Purchasing Bills
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Legislation that would allow the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to purchase its own debt in order to keep housing prices low was taken up for testimony by a House committee on Tuesday.

Questions On State-Funded Preschool Expansion Raised At Panel
Thursday, February 15, 2024

House members raised concerns about how Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposals for universal Pre-K and increased funding for child care would interact with profit margins for day care centers. Those answers weren't immediately apparent to officials from the newly formed Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement and Potential, but work on the subject is ongoing.

Preempting Homeowner Associations On Energy Weighed By Senators
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

A Senate panel on Tuesday began considering whether homeowners associations could ban energy-saving improvements at single-family homes.

Roads Get Mention In Whitmer Proposal, But Lawmakers Say More Needed
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The governor's Department of Transportation Budget recommendation includes $400 million increase for state and local roads and bridges, but that got muted reactions.

Whitmer Signs Financial Disclosure, Prescription Medication Bills
Friday, December 8, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation this week requiring public officials and candidates seeking elected office to file financial disclosure reports with the Department of State.

Whitmer Signing Energy Bills: 'Michigan's Clean Energy Future Is Bright'
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

DETROIT – Significant legislation creating a 100 percent clean energy standard by 2040 and giving the state more authority in siting largescale wind and solar projects were among the handful of bills signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday.

Energy Siting Bills Sent To Full Senate
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Legislation that would move siting for large solar and wind projects to the Public Service Commission drew one step closer Tuesday to being passed into law after a Senate panel reported the bills.

Hate Crimes Bills Heard Before Senate Panel
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Senators heard testimony Thursday on legislation would provide the state's first hate crimes law update in decades, with supporters saying the changes would allow for more effective prosecution of such crimes.

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