Michigan Legislature

5:40 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Some lawmakers push to make Michigan Legislature part-time

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State Senator John Proos of Saint Joseph says Michigan should be like 40 other states with a part-time Legislature.
Eighty-one days. That was the total number of days Michigan's full-time Legislature worked in Lansing in 2012. From mid-June through the last week of November, when many members of the House of Representatives were campaigning for re-election, they put in a whopping 10 days of work in the state capital.
12:26 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Tim Skubick: Judge's review of Bolger's acitons could dampen bipartisanship

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Skubick writes that the review of House Speaker Jase Bolger's actions in the party-switch of a Grand Rapids representative is still looming.
Despite the bruised feelings and the lingering anger that permeates the Democratic caucus yet today, you can see the possibility of Democrats putting the Right to Work angst behind them. And if you look even closer you can actually see a path toward bipartisan cooperation taking shape.
6:56 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Democratic votes likely key to more road funding

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Snyder has offered few details of a proposal to fund road improvements. But the governor has hinted as higher vehicle registration fees and more gas tax revenue
Observers say Gov. Rick Snyder's call last week for the Legislature to devise a plan to increase road funding by $1.2 billion annually offers the best chance in many years of addressing the state's deteriorating roads and transportation funding reform that has languished for decades.
Michigan Legislature
9:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rep. O'Brien hopes for road funding plan in "State of State" address

Margaret O'Brien
Credit Michigan House website

State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage is beginning her second term in the Legislature. She spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans about end of the last session, and looked ahead to the next two years in office. 

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Legislature returns
9:52 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Rep. McCann says Democrats will push priorities as minority party

Sean McCann
Credit Michigan House website

State Representative Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) recently sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss recent action in the Legislature and to look ahead to a new session. 

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