Michigan Legislature

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State Senator Margaret O’Brien says female genital mutilation is horrific, and she says there is never a medical reason for it. The Kalamazoo County Republican is one of the sponsors of a package of bills to make female genital mutilation a state crime.


State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State spending plans are moving swiftly through the legislature. A number were voted on last week, many of them with deep cuts from what the governor asked for.  

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan is one of only 10 states with a full-time Legislature. But Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says a combination of a part-time Legislature and the state’s strict term limits law would make Michigan unique.


Lt. Governor Brian Calley
State of Michigan website

(MPRN-Mackinac Island) The job of state lawmaker would be part-time under a ballot campaign launched Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. 

Michigan House Republicans

(MPRN-Lansing) There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House today as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.

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