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House Education Hears Bill For Special Ed Interim Certification
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A bill to extend the sunset for issuing interim teaching certificates for those working in special education at public schools came up for testimony Tuesday at the House Education Committee .

VRA-OK Maps Could Mean Significant Changes For Detroit House Reps
Monday, February 5, 2024

Three new map plans for the city of Detroit's House Districts drawn late last week by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission could pit two representatives against each other in the Hamtramck area, would rearrange district territory around Birmingham and Royal Oak and significantly carve up the 13th District, currently the focus of a special election.

Redistricting: Another Detroit House Map Done Before In-Person Meetings
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Another idea of how to redraw Detroit's non-compliant House districts emerged Thursday before the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission meets in the city for two weeks of in-person meetings.

ICRC Completes Two Draft Maps, But Drawing Continues
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Two draft remedy maps for the city of Detroit and its surrounding suburbs were completed Wednesday by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as it races to deliver constitutionally compliant maps to the federal court after its first iteration violated the equal protection rights of Detroit residents.

Sluggish Fundraising Start For Some House Incumbents
Friday, October 27, 2023

With the 2024 election still a year away, House incumbents who are likely to be targeted by the other party are slowly building up campaign coffers – in some cases, very slowly.

Land Equity Tax Act Delayed – Not Dead Yet – In House
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The progress of the much-belabored land value tax came to a grinding halt in the House Wednesday.

Whitmer: New Department Is About Consolidating Lifelong Learning
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

DETROIT – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday said her new education department is about pulling together lifelong learning efforts under one umbrella, saying the biggest threat to education is doing the same thing repeatedly.

Whitmer Signs Teacher Bargaining, Attraction & Retention Bills
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation into law Wednesday expanding teacher collective bargaining rights along with other bills that target increased recruitment and retention of educators.

House GOP Beats Out House Dems During Second Quarter Fundraising
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

House Democrats have nearly doubled the amount of cash on hand they have since this time last year, but House Republicans outraised the majority party during the second quarter, according to campaign finance reports.

No Vetoes As Whitmer Signs Education Budgets
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's signing of the education omnibus budget Thursday means the highest state per-student investment in Michigan history, all public school students get free breakfast and lunch and the first step toward free pre-k for all.

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