Michigan Legislature

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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Michigan Campaign Finance Network calls 2016 the year of the lobbyist. But the group’s director Craig Mauager says 2017 could top it.


State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a lot of turmoil among Republicans in the state House right now. That’s after the GOP leadership took a get-tough approach on Republicans who refused to support an income tax rollback. 

Income Tax Cut Dies In Early Morning House Vote

Feb 23, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) In the first vote of the session, Republican leaders in the state House came up short. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, the House took a roll call vote on legislation that would roll back the state income tax. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) An income tax rollback, a more transparent government and reducing auto insurance rates - those are some of the main priorities for House Republicans during this session. They rolled out the plan Thursday. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker has quit his job and agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal. This creates the first vacancy of this session of the Legislature. 

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