Items Tagged with 'legislature'


Legislature approves A-to-F letter grades for schools

December 19, 2018
LANSING — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature has backed letter grades for public schools, narrowly endorsing a statewide accountability structure that would begin in 2019. Read More

Legislators: keep your eyes on the roads

May 2, 2014
The Michigan legislature may finally be yielding to the voices of businesses and constituents demanding a solution to Michigan’s dangerous road conditions. Read More

Lawmakers call for state income tax cut

January 7, 2014
LANSING — Anticipating a sizable budget surplus, Republican lawmakers want to enact a broad-based tax cut for residents this election year — most likely a reduction in Michigan's income tax. Read More

Virtual pharmacist

Proposed bill would allow pilot projects for pharmacist consultations via video.

September 27, 2013
The Michigan Senate recently gave unanimous approval to a measure sponsored by Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, that could lead to new approaches in the way medical prescriptions are delivered to the end-user. Read More

Michigan Restaurant Association calls conditional liquor license bill 'great step'

March 13, 2013
The state's House Regulatory Reform Committee passed legislation Tuesday, HB 4277, that would create a “conditional” or temporary liquor license for applicants of on- and off-premises establishments — while a full background investigation is conducted by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Read More

Local group beats lame duck deadline

A hectic last minute push by coalition succeeds in getting ‘better’ PPT bill.

January 18, 2013
During the waning moments of the state Legislature’s lame duck session, House Speaker Jase Bolger told a contingent of local government officials and business representatives they had an hour to find 56 votes to ratify a version of the Personal Property Tax phaseout legislation that contained an acceptable revenue reimbursement plan. Read More

Gov. Snyder signs law cracking down on organized retail crime

December 31, 2012
Two bills Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law should perk up the ears of retail owners. Read More

State Senate approves industrial property tax repeals

December 13, 2012
| By AP
LANSING — Legislation aiming to eliminate $600 million in taxes businesses annually pay on computers and equipment has cleared the Michigan Senate. Read More

Michigan lawmakers approve right-to-work bills

December 11, 2012
LANSING — Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations. Read More

Thousands swarm state Capitol to protest right-to-work bills

December 11, 2012
LANSING –– Thousands of pro-labor protesters have swarmed the Michigan Capitol to denounce a Republican effort to approve legislation that would dilute the power of unions. Read More