Michigan Legislature

Nancy Camden

Former Michigan lawmaker Ken Sikkema says he is disappointed that criminal justice reform did not pass before lawmakers adjourned for the year. But Sikkema says he believes the legislature will take the issue up again in the new session. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The lame duck session is quickly drawing to a close in Lansing. With only a few days left lawmakers are evaluating their priorities before the end of the year. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation that would prevent cities from passing plastic bag and container taxes is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislators worked late into the evening Wednesday as the end of this session draws closer. 

Michigan Energy Overhaul Passes Senate

Nov 10, 2016
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate has adopted an overhaul of Michigan’s energy policy. It’s designed to ensure reliability as the state’s big utilities replace aging coal-fired plants that have to shut down.