Term limits in Michigan allow for no more than 14 years in the legislature. Supporters of changing the rule say the length of time in the legislature made law making more difficult.
Mary Cavanagh was stopped by Livonia police after driving on two flat tires with a blood alcohol level of .17 - more than twice the legal limit in Michigan. It was her second instance of drunk driving.
Mary Cavanagh helped create legislation allowing people to petition a judge to expunge their first-time drunk driving offenses. She will not benefit from that new law, as this is her second drunk driving conviction.
"If you have a complaint against an attorney, you go to the attorney grievance commission, if you have a complaint against a judge - go judicial. If you have a complaint against a legislator where do you go? We have to police ourselves and that gives us that opportunity."
Members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press conference today, calling for the creation of a special committee to investigate the activities of former House Speaker Lee Chatfield.
Months after the state eliminated its tampon tax, lawmakers sought to make raising children more affordable by eliminating the sales tax on diapers.
"I do not think the state is being served well by the House of Representatives that is by and large what's a large revolving door today," Duggan said. "We are backing what the people support, and we're reducing the term from 14 years to 12 years."
The bill includes creating a $1 billion school modernization fund and an array of one-time spending plans due to the state's $7 billion balance carried over into the new year.
Laurie Oleska will be one of many in Lansing Tuesday as state lawmakers introduce a bill aimed at helping survivors of serious car crashes and their home health care providers.
Empowering Survivors - that's the name and the goal of a package of bills still waiting for passage in the state legislature.
Among the projects the state is eyeing is General Motors new electric vehicle battery factory. Several hundred million will also be available to restaurants and other businesses that lost money during the pandemic.
The bulk of the money is from the federal government that will go to schools, airports, and emergency rental aid.
The state House overwhelmingly approved the bill, which would offset the costs of shelter and vet fees onto the owner as criminal proceedings worked through the court.
Students attending private schools could get up to $7,830 to pay for educational expenses. A financial review estimates as much as $500 million in state tax revenue could be cut.
Michigan State Police had been investigating allegations against Harrison Township Rep. Steve Marino after Birmingham Rep. Mari Manoogian said he sent threatening texts.
The legislation still needs to pass the Senate before the 6% tax on menstrual products can clear the legislature. A fiscal report estimates Michigan will lose out on $7 million annually.
Another veto that has some scratching their heads is the governor's veto that would have created polling places at senior centers around the state. She said the bill would actually make it more difficult for seniors to vote.
She passed away after a long, hard-fought battle against stomach cancer. Schroeder represented the 43rd district that includes Lake Angelus Clarkston, Independence Township, and part of Waterford.
Whitmer’s office had already said she would block two sections affecting local health departments that Republicans hoped to secure during budget agreements.
The House Republicans also inserted language restricting the ability of the state and local governments to impose mask mandates on K-12, college students and others. The governor's office is researching the issue. Whitmer does not favor that and she could veto those restrictions.