Michigan Legislature

(MPRN-Lansing) Former state House Speaker Curtis Hertel has died at the age of 63. He is remembered by Democrats and Republicans as a leader willing to compromise to make government work. 


(MPRN-Lansing)  State lawmakers will hold hearings on the Flint water crisis and the state’s response. 

Kevin Lavery / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Republican leaders in the state Senate say a $28 million emergency appropriation for Flint should come with some accountability measures to make sure that money is spent wisely. 

Clerks Blast Bill To End Straight-Ticket Voting

Dec 3, 2015
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Local clerks are criticizing a bill that would eliminate straight-ticket voting in Michigan. A state House panel heard testimony on the legislation Thursday.

"Public officials are paying tribute to Harry Gast, a former Republican state senator from Berrien County who died today, July 30, at age 94. Gast served in the Michigan Legislature from 1971 until 2002, when he was forced to retire because of term limits." (Kalamazoo gazette)