Michigan Legislature

7:45 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Michigan Legislature Approves State Budget

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Money includes some one-time road money, but larger deal on infrastructure not reached before summer break
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion general government budget for fiscal year 2015, sending the measure on for Senate consideration before it reaches the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder. The budget, which represents a 11.6 percent spending increase over the current year, includes significant funding increases for several departments.
9:11 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Senate Approves Detroit Aid Package

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Snyder calls it "great day in Michigan history"
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday hailed Senate passage of "grand bargain" legislation designed to speed up the city's exit from bankruptcy and minimize retiree pension cuts, signaling his intent to sign the bills into law later this week.
9:02 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Vote on Michigan Teacher Evaluation Bills Delayed

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Lawmakers say federal waiver is not "at risk"
LANSING -- An anticipated vote on legislation making serious changes to Michigan's teacher evaluation system failed to materialize Wednesday, with several lawmakers incensed by an email from a group supporting the bill that demanded an immediate vote. The House Education Committee was expected to vote on a bipartisan bill package recommended by the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness.
12:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

WSW: Crowdfunding Market No Investor Paradise

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Proponents say allowing startups to support themselves with many small investments rather than a loan is a great way to grow the economy.

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7:13 am
Mon April 21, 2014

State Lawmakers Consider Roadside Saliva Test for Marijuana

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Concerns have been raised over how test could impact medical marijuana users
Under a bill proposed in Lansing, Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test that aims to tell police whether a driver is impaired due to consuming pot. Saliva testing is being pushed by a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators and championed by the Michigan State Police.