Michigan Senate

2014 election
6:20 am
Thu September 12, 2013

State Rep. Sean McCann announces state Senate bid

Sean McCann
Credit Sean McCann

The new 20th state Senate district will be made up of Kalamazoo County. 

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5:15 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Medicaid expansion rejected in Senate

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The measure was voted down 29-9.
Lansing - The Senate gallery erupted in raucous chants from supporters of Medicaid expansion Tuesday afternoon as Republican senators, who may vote on the issue later in the day, broke for yet another round of deliberations on the divisive issue.
6:08 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

New district lines could determine who runs for state Senate in 2014

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State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker would have to move to Kalamazoo County to continue representing it in state Senate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When Michigan Senate districts were redrawn in 2011, speculation began as to how it might impact the political landscape, including the 20th District seat covering Kalamazoo County. News that Kalamazoo Democrat David Buskirk is exploring a run for the state House may signal the first in a series of moves that could reshape Kalamazoo County's representation in the Michigan Legislature in 2014.
6:26 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan Senate Republicans form work group on Medicaid

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Senate adjourned last week without vote on Medicaid expansion in state
State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, has formed a work group to study possbible Medicaid expansion in Michigan - an issue that he said is not dead, despite a decision last week by senators to leave for summer break without taking a vote on it.
9:22 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Medicaid expansion vote on hold in Michigan Senate

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Bill was approved last week by state House with Democrats mostly in favor and Republican split
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid under federal health care law may be bogging down in the Michigan Senate. The Republican-led Senate adjourned Tuesday without voting on the proposal - and it's not clear if the chamber will put the measure up for a vote when it reconvenes Wednesday, leaving its prospects in doubt.