2018 Michigan lame duck
The departing governor took a different path from Scott Walker in Wisconsin, rejecting bills to shield dark money and make it easier for the legislature to enter lawsuits.
Two months after voters approve three ballot measures, Michigan lawmakers approve reforms that critics say would make it impossible to place measures on the ballot.
The House made major changes to lessen the impact of a bill that would have previously lifted environmental protections on at least 550,000 acres of wetlands and 4,200 lakes.
More than 300 bills in 13 days. Here’s what you need to know about changes to minimum wage, constitutional amendments, marijuana and puppies. Yes, puppies.
Republicans pass bills to allow lawmakers to intervene in lawsuits, impose barriers to ballot measures, roll out new voting requirements and, yes, ensure that deer aren’t sterilized against their will. All that and more awaits Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature.
Michigan lawmakers dole out more than $100 million in special projects. Check to see if your district got a piece of the action.
A controversial change to the state’s ballot petition signature gathering requirements moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday. Two other Republican efforts fell short as lame duck session nears the finish line.
The legislation would “threaten the health and safety of the people of Michigan” and put the agency in an “untenable position” 82 employees told Snyder in a rare public plea.
The state Legislature may soon have a voice in court under a bill that is under consideration by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Pennies from heaven? Try millions and millions. Michigan lawmakers approve $1.3 billion in extra funding for toxic cleanups, roads and tons of pet projects.
Last-minute power grabs and watering down initiatives supported by Michigan voters erode civility and respect, says one legislator.
Lawmakers passed bills Tuesday to conceal identities of donors to political nonprofits, assign letter grades to schools and change toxic waste standards, among other measures.
‘If we don’t do something, we can kiss personal property rights goodbye,’ says sponsor of measure that would remove protections on at least 550,000 acres of wetlands. Critics disagree.
The Republican bill would largely prevent the incoming Democratic Secretary of State and Attorney General from accessing information about groups that influence elections.
Industry groups cheer move to require state regulators to use federal standards to determine if sites are safe. Critics say those are looser and the measure would make cleanups less protective.
A lame-duck bill that would allow more Michigan communities to use bonds to pay for spiraling pension and retiree health care legacy costs is expected to soon reach Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.
State Superintendent Sheila Alles minced few words in a last-ditch effort to kill an A-to-F school grading system pushed by the legislature.
A controversial bill that will give grades to schools will likely become law, despite concerns about whether it meets federal guidelines.
Republican Rick Snyder is the wild card in a full deck of GOP measures to rein in Democrats entering office, rollback environmental laws and other measures that drive progressives crazy. Will it impact his legacy?
A flurry of anti-environmental bills may make it to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk before he leaves office. It’s Pure Michigan vs. Pure Politics.