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21 GOP Reps Ask For AG Opinion On Member Access To House Floor
Monday, February 13, 2023

Twenty-one Republican members of the House have asked Attorney General Dana Nessel for a formal opinion on whether any person has the power in Michigan law to order that members of the House be barred from the House floor while the House is in session.

Task Force Proposes Family Finding Pilot, Kin Council For Child Welfare
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A more than $600,000 funding request was outlined to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on Tuesday to create a family finding pilot program and a kinship advisory council to help place children in the state welfare system with family members, close relatives or kin not necessarily related to the child instead of placing them in the foster system.

EITC, Retirement Tax Bills Clear House, Senate With Some GOP Support
Thursday, January 26, 2023

The new Democratic legislative majorities passed legislation Thursday rolling back the state's taxes on retirement income and raising the Earned Income Tax Credit with some bipartisan support, moves which would unwind key parts of former Governor Rick Snyder's tax overhaul from more than a decade ago.

Whitmer Urges Relief Amid Inflation, Action On Long-Sought Priorities
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer laid out an agenda for 2023 in her State of the State address Wednesday designed to take advantage of a historical rarity – unified Democratic control of state government during flush budget times.

Slim Committee Pickings For GOP Members Who Crossed Dems
Thursday, January 12, 2023

House Speaker Joe Tate on Thursday announced committee membership for the House this term, and Republican members who bucked tradition on opening day were left with few assignments on less than stellar committees.

Tate Calls For House Members To Be 'Agents of Change'
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Rep. Joe Tate was formally elected speaker Wednesday but only after an unusually large number of Republicans voted against not only making him speaker but against several other House Democratic officers as well.

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