state government

7:30 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Conservationists Call for Higher Fines for Illegally Killing Elk

At least six poached elk have been reported during Michigan's firearms deer season
Michigan's largest conservation organization is expected to push for changes in laws that have vast differences in fines for illegally killing elk versus trophy deer. Drew Youngedyke, spokesman for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, says the organization likely will take up the matter by this summer's June convention.
6:53 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Road Funding Bills Head to Conference Committee

Lawmakers are looking for an agreement before "lame duck" session ends next week
Lansing — The House and Senate sent their competing road funding proposals to a special six-member conference committee Thursday in a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement next week before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
6:36 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Internet Sales Tax Bill Passes Michigan Senate

The bill now goes to the state House
Requiring online retailers to charge Michigan's sales tax narrowly passed the state Senate Thursday on votes of 21-16. The bills are geared toward getting big online retailers like Amazon, Overstock and Ebay, to start charging Michigan's sales tax on purchasesd made from residents in the state.
Term Limits
7:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

"Long Shot" Proposals Would Change Term Limits in Michigan

Credit WMUK

Two State lawmakers have introduced proposals that would change Michigan's term limits.   

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7:12 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Michigan Senate Approves Pilot Plan for Welfare Drug Testing

Bill would spend $500,000 on one year pilot program to test welfare recipients if there is suspicion of abuse
Lansing - The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved and sent to the governor's desk legislation to create a pilot program for the drug testing of welfare recipients and force genetic testing to determine the paternity of children whose families are on welfare.