If a state representative or senator resigns or is removed from their seat in the Legislature, they wouldn't be able to run for that seat in a special election, according to a bill discussed Thursday by a House committee.
Michigan House Republicans are out with their action plan for this session, which includes lowering the cost of auto insurance and opening up a discussion on school vouchers.
Making sure all voting precincts can be recounted is the goal of a bill that was introduced last week in the Michigan Legislature.
Michigan lawmakers introduced 55 new laws last week, ranging from creating a new Michigan Day holiday to lifting the tax on tampons.
It was not an exceptional week. Each day they are in session, legislators arrive at the Capitol with their backpacks stuffed with new bills.
Arguing that tampons and pads are medical necessities for women, Michigan Democrats want the state to stop charging sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products.
Issues surrounding elections and voting were among dozens of bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature last week.
In the final days and weeks of the 2015-16 legislative session, lawmakers passed nearly 200 bills on issues addressing issues of abortion, recycling, speed limits and ensuring a safe place for veterans to live.
Michigan House Republicans kicked off a new two-year session Wednesday in a decidedly conservative fashion, introducing a bill to reduce and gradually eliminate the state’s personal income tax.
Lawmakers kick off their 2017-2018 session on Wednesday, introducing fresh bills and swearing in the new House of Representatives. And beneath all the ceremony, there are already major policy ideas brewing.
Here are five big ideas that lawmakers are poised to mull over this year:
Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature could be on a crash course with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder over plans to eliminate teacher pensions for new hires, end the state’s “prevailing wage” law and slash personal income taxes.