Michigan Legislature

House Republicans Present Policy Goals

Feb 6, 2015
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

State House Republicans on Thursday rolled out a long list of policy goals for the next two years. The first item on the list is legislation to ban prevailing wage requirements in Michigan. 

Death Penalty Bill May Not Get Far

Feb 5, 2015

It looks unlikely that a proposal to allow the death penalty in Michigan will go anywhere this term.

A resolution in the state Senate would allow the death penalty for people convicted of murdering police officers in the line of duty.

But the Republican chair of the committee considering the measure – who also happens to be a former police officer - says he will not support the measure.

“If a mistake is made, we can’t dig somebody up and say we’re sorry,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge.

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.