Michigan Senate To Meet This Week

Oct 17, 2016

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Senate will interrupt its summer recess and return to the state Capitol this week. 

It’s the middle of the campaign season. But the state Senate is not up this year. So senators will be expected to show up for sessions, while House members seeking reelection stick closer to home to talk to voters.

Most of the Senate’s work this week is expected to be on getting some knotty issues ready for action after the elections. Those include regulating car ride share services Uber and Lyft, especially at airports where they compete with traditional taxis.

Also an energy policy overhaul, and a long-awaited legislative report on the state’s response to the Flint water crisis.