Michigan's sports betting and internet gaming bills are making their way through the legilsatur and are expected to be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer soon.
After three months of a budget stalemate, the governor is working with state lawmakers to restore over 550 million dollars in cuts to state services, including money for programs supporting children in need and sheriff patrols around the state.
The Michigan legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer could be just days away from legalizing sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan.
A new package of bills introduced at the legislature is taking a different avenue to fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads - and it has nothing to do with raising the state’s taxes. Instead, more than a dozen proposals and bills introduced by the members of the state’s transportation committee would free up Michigan’s local governments to collect their own gas and registration taxes that would go directly to roads managed by those bodies.
Last November, voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of proposition 2, Voters Not Politicians. The ballot initiative was directed at curbing partisan gerrymandering, the process of lawmakers redrawing district lines that benefits a certain political party. Lawmakers redraw district lines after every census, which takes place every 10 years. However, Michigan's doing it a little bit differently this time. Instead, 13 randomly-selected residents from Michigan will be responsible for drawing those boundary lines.
State lawmakers are close to ending Michigan's status as one of the few states where 17-year-old offenders are automatically prosecuted as adults. The state Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Wednesday, a day after the House voted. The legislation is expected to soon go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her likely signature.
The GOP's budget differences with the governor were laid bare Wednesday following Whitmer's veto of 147 items from the legislature's proposed budget. After cutting more than a billion dollars from the proposal, there's chatter in Lansing that that money could be sent back to taxpayers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov.