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Advocacy Groups Protest Lame Duck Legislation Changes - WKAR

December 3, 2018 - 18:04
Advocacy Groups Protest Lame Duck Legislation Changes  WKAR

Several Michigan groups joined together Monday to protest bills being pushed through the lame duck session that they say would hurt working families.

Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization - WLNS

December 3, 2018 - 16:50
Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization  WLNS

Recreational marijuana is officially legal on December 6 in Michigan, but questions remain about when and where it can be consumed.

GOP lawmakers cut holes in Michigan's paid sick leave initiative - The Detroit News

December 3, 2018 - 15:45
GOP lawmakers cut holes in Michigan's paid sick leave initiative  The Detroit News

Over 160000 Michigan small firms employing more than 1 million workers would be exempt from providing paid sick leave under GOP bills.

Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization - WLNS

December 3, 2018 - 03:00
Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization  WLNS

Recreational marijuana is officially legal on December 6 in Michigan, but questions remain about when and where it can be consumed.

Michigan gerrymandering trial on for February; court cites 'profound' bias - Bridge Michigan

November 30, 2018 - 15:21
Michigan gerrymandering trial on for February; court cites 'profound' bias  Bridge Michigan

Emails, election results are enough for three-judge federal panel to rule that a League of Women Voters lawsuit challenging Republican redistricting maps in ...

If Legislature weakens paid sick leave law, advocates threaten new petition drive - MiBiz

November 30, 2018 - 12:14
If Legislature weakens paid sick leave law, advocates threaten new petition drive  MiBiz

Backers of a law mandating paid sick leave in Michigan say they'll launch a new petition drive to put the issue on the 2020 ballot if lawmakers weaken...

Will Snyder enable lame-duck Legislature's 11th-hour smash-and grab? - WZZM13.com

November 30, 2018 - 07:34
Will Snyder enable lame-duck Legislature's 11th-hour smash-and grab?  WZZM13.com

There are 130-plus bills queued up for action in the three- to four-week lame duck session.

Will Snyder enable lame-duck Legislature's 11th-hour smash-and grab? - Detroit Free Press

November 30, 2018 - 07:00
Will Snyder enable lame-duck Legislature's 11th-hour smash-and grab?  Detroit Free Press

Michigan's GOP lawmakers are plotting a scorched-earth finale to their party's 8-year hammerlock on state government. Will Gov. Snyder be an accomplice?

Michigan Senate amends minimum wage increase and paid sick leave in business community win - The Peninsula

November 29, 2018 - 16:45
Michigan Senate amends minimum wage increase and paid sick leave in business community win  The Peninsula

Published on November 29, 2018 by Chris Galford. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. In a move supported by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the state Senate ...

Michigan Senate Votes to Gut Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Time Laws - WDET

November 29, 2018 - 03:00
Michigan Senate Votes to Gut Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Time Laws  WDET

The state's minimum wage might not reach $12 an hour until 2030. That's if proposed changes to a recently adopted law finish making their way through the ...

Bill could jeopardize Michigan authority to regulate wetlands - MLive.com

November 28, 2018 - 19:50
Bill could jeopardize Michigan authority to regulate wetlands  MLive.com

Lame duck bill would remove protection from half a million acres, MDEQ estimates.

Bill could jeopardize Michigan authority to regulate wetlands - MLive.com

November 28, 2018 - 19:50
Bill could jeopardize Michigan authority to regulate wetlands  MLive.com

Lame duck bill would remove protection from half a million acres, MDEQ estimates.

Empirical SCOTUS: The strength of precedent is in the justices’ actions, not words - SCOTUSblog

November 28, 2018 - 14:11
Empirical SCOTUS: The strength of precedent is in the justices’ actions, not words  SCOTUSblog

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 2005, Chief Justice John Roberts declared, “Judges have to have the humility to recognize that they operate ...

Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Amend Michigan's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law - Benzinga

November 28, 2018 - 13:09
Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Amend Michigan's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law  Benzinga

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of ...

Workshop on Recreational Marijuana for Employers | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC - WHTC News

November 26, 2018 - 08:49
Workshop on Recreational Marijuana for Employers | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

HOLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Anyone wondering how employers will be affected by Michigan's new recreational marijuana law can get some questions answered ...

6 issues to watch in Mich. lame-duck Legislature - The Detroit News

November 26, 2018 - 00:42
6 issues to watch in Mich. lame-duck Legislature  The Detroit News

The election is over, but liberal groups are campaigning to discourage Michigan GOP lawmakers from gutting minimum wage and paid sick leave laws.

Why Mich. has largest U.S. legislative turnover - The Detroit News

November 25, 2018 - 23:04
Why Mich. has largest U.S. legislative turnover  The Detroit News

Eight of 38 Michigan senators will return in 2019 due to term limits and a handful of election losses, prompting the biggest U.S. legislative turnover.

Lame Duck Outlook: Biz groups closely watching paid sick leave, minimum wage bills - mibiz.com

November 25, 2018 - 03:00
Lame Duck Outlook: Biz groups closely watching paid sick leave, minimum wage bills  mibiz.com

Bills to scale back new state laws mandating paid sick leave and increasing the minimum wage are top of mind for local and statewide business groups i...

GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors' power - Sunbury News

November 24, 2018 - 03:00
GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors' power  Sunbury News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would w.

Michigan Cities Rebel Against Voters’ Approval of Legal Weed - PJ Media

November 21, 2018 - 21:17
Michigan Cities Rebel Against Voters’ Approval of Legal Weed  PJ Media

Mark Northrup, the mayor of Hudsonville, a small city in western Michigan, told WOOD-TV that he doesn't want marijuana to be sold in his community, no matter ...