Michigan Legislature

7:48 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Legislature Nearing Deadline to Reach Road Funding Deal

A compromise is being sought between state House and Senate plans
LANSING, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are nearing a critical juncture in the long-running search for $1.2 billion a year in new funding for Michigan's crumbling roads. The House and Senate are scheduled to meet just three more times this week before calling an official end to the 2013-14 session.
State Legislature
9:32 am
Mon December 8, 2014

WSW: What Will Happen in Legislature's Lame Duck Session?

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

Road funding is one of the major  issues that state lawmakers are trying to pass before the end of the year. 

Read more
6:42 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Parties Pick New Legislative Leaders

Aric Nesbitt of Lawton will be new House Majority Floor Leader
Lansing - Senate Republicans chose Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof to be their next majority leader, one of the two top legislative leadership posts, when the Legislature starts its 97th session next year. The election of Meekhof, a 54-year-old Republican from West Olive in the Holland area, reflects the growing legislative influence of western Michigan politicians.
7:24 am
Tue September 9, 2014

State Legislature Back in Session Tuesday

Medical marijuana, protection from discrimination, roads may be debated, but not necessarily see votes before election
After taking most of the summer off, the state Legislature will be back today for 12 days of session before the Nov. 4 general election. The most controversial subjects will most likely wait until after the election, said Amber McCann, spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe.
SW Michigan
10:36 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

House Vote Could Preclude Wolf Hunt Referendum

The state senate has passed a bill whose purpose is to legalize wolf hunting in the Michigan.

Gongwer News Service reports that the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act is the result of a citizens’ initiative. The groups that backed it say wolves pose a danger to domestic animals. But opponents say those dangers have been exaggerated, and that the issue should go to voters and not be decided by the legislature.

The issue will be on the November ballot if the Michigan House doesn’t act on the bill before September 2.

Read more