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In lame duck, all eyes are on Michigan's governor - Bridge Michigan

December 14, 2018 - 06:20
In lame duck, all eyes are on Michigan's governor  Bridge Michigan

Republican Rick Snyder is the wild card in a full deck of GOP measures to rein in Democrats entering office, rollback environmental laws and other measures ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation - SYS-CON Media

December 13, 2018 - 18:46
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation  SYS-CON Media

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Senate unanimously reported legislation out of committee that would require businesses who ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation - PRNewswire

December 13, 2018 - 18:43
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Senate Action On Data Breach Notification Legislation  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Senate unanimously reported legislation out of committee that would require businesses who ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Successful In Fight To Improve State's Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Laws - PRNewswire

December 13, 2018 - 18:40
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Successful In Fight To Improve State's Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Laws  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement after Governor Snyder signed ...

Michigan House passes bill putting new requirements on ballot initiatives - Bridge Michigan

December 13, 2018 - 08:32
Michigan House passes bill putting new requirements on ballot initiatives  Bridge Michigan

A Republican-sponsored bill that would place added requirements on gathering signatures for statewide citizens initiatives passed the House late Wednesday ...

Michigan GOP Defies Voters, Rams ALEC, Koch Priorities Through Lame-Duck Session - PR Watch

December 13, 2018 - 03:13
Michigan GOP Defies Voters, Rams ALEC, Koch Priorities Through Lame-Duck Session  PR Watch

Unconstitutional voter restrictions, lower wages, less health care, donor secrecy, and union-busting add up to an agenda only the Koch brothers would love.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments - UPMatters.com

December 12, 2018 - 17:02
Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments  UPMatters.com

Description: Like Local 3 News on Facebook: LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced nine appointments and reappointments to multiple boards ...

Four Republican-appointed commissioners to lead Civil Service starting next year - Lansing State Journal

December 12, 2018 - 16:35
Four Republican-appointed commissioners to lead Civil Service starting next year  Lansing State Journal

LANSING — The lone Democrat on the Civil *Service* Commission had a warning for state workers after the last meeting of his eight-year tenure.

Bill placing new rules on Michigan ballot initiatives advances over opposition - Bridge Michigan

December 12, 2018 - 13:46
Bill placing new rules on Michigan ballot initiatives advances over opposition  Bridge Michigan

The bill would require signatures from a wide variety of congressional districts and add other restrictions to the signature gathering process necessary for ...

Right to Life blasts GOP plan for petition drive rules - The Detroit News

December 12, 2018 - 11:38
Right to Life blasts GOP plan for petition drive rules  The Detroit News

Anti-abortion group says proposed rules for Michigan petition drives could be a nightmare for groups that rely on volunteer circulators.

Grayling Grappling with PFAS, DEQ Strategizing Restoration - 9&10 News

December 11, 2018 - 22:00
Grayling Grappling with PFAS, DEQ Strategizing Restoration  9&10 News

PFAS is a short name for a chemical that has a long, controversial rap sheet. It stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that can be found in industry and ...

Opinion: Protect state by passing these two bills - Traverse City Record Eagle

December 10, 2018 - 13:00
Opinion: Protect state by passing these two bills  Traverse City Record Eagle

In a world that seems focused on pointing out what divides us, I believe one of our strengths as Michiganders is our ability to do amazing things when we focus.

Michigan PFAS safety level could double under lame duck bill - MLive.com

December 10, 2018 - 12:39
Michigan PFAS safety level could double under lame duck bill  MLive.com

The former Wolverine World Wide tannery in Rockford has been the focus of extensive contamination testing under the oversight of the Michigan DEQ and U.S. ...

Michigan has officially legalized marijuana, but what comes next? - Spartan Newsroom

December 10, 2018 - 11:44
Michigan has officially legalized marijuana, but what comes next?  Spartan Newsroom

When voters approved Proposal 1 on Nov. 6, they made Michigan the 10th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana. The proposal, which officially went ...

Michiganders are generally more charitable with their money than their time - The Macomb Daily

December 10, 2018 - 06:00
Michiganders are generally more charitable with their money than their time  The Macomb Daily

Mark Abraham would never ask his truck drivers to donate $100 to help the homeless but a penny a mile?

Cities could lose millions for local programming under federal, state proposals - MiBiz

December 9, 2018 - 17:12
Cities could lose millions for local programming under federal, state proposals  MiBiz

Amid the legislative chaos of this year's lame-duck session in Lansing, local officials in Grand Rapids and elsewhere are concerned over revenue cuts...

Bills aim to clear confusion over solar panel taxation - MiBiz

December 9, 2018 - 16:49
Bills aim to clear confusion over solar panel taxation  MiBiz

Business and clean energy advocates are aligned in support of state legislation that clarifies the tax-exempt status of small-scale renewable energy s...

Michigan GOP lawmakers worry their party faces a long exile - Detroit Free Press

December 9, 2018 - 08:00
Michigan GOP lawmakers worry their party faces a long exile  Detroit Free Press

Republican pessimism inspires a scorched-earth strategy in the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session.

Final finance reports show Nesbitt raised, spent most in November campaign - Herald Palladium

December 8, 2018 - 06:00
Final finance reports show Nesbitt raised, spent most in November campaign  Herald Palladium

They say it takes money to win an election. In Southwest Michigan that proved mostly true for the Nov. 6 election. Post general election campaign finance reports ...