Michigan Legislature

State Senate to Take Up Animal Abuse Bills

Jan 26, 2015

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will try again to crack down on animal cruelty in Michigan. A state Senate panel will take up a pair of bills on Tuesday that would increase penalties for serial animal abusers. 


Republican leaders in the Legislature say opposition from Governor Rick Snyder will not stop them from trying to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. 


A group of Republican state lawmakers will try again to protect religious practices against state and local government interference. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Governor Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address Tuesday at the Capitol in Lansing. 

New Legislature Sworn In

Jan 15, 2015
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(Lansing-MPRN) The 98th session of the Michigan Legislature is underway. The Michigan Constitution sets the beginning of each two-year session as noon on the second Wednesday in January.