Officials with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan say the state legislature must pass bills to overhaul the health insurer by the end of the year. Under the measures, Blue Cross would become a customer-owned non-profit, and would have to pay state and local taxes.
After all the votes have been counted in the general election, there’s still another round of elections this week. The legislature will choose its leaders for the coming session on Thursday. News services say the race for state House democratic leader is pretty well decided.
Michigan Democrats have not been able to prove House Speaker Jase Bolger and Representative Roy Schmidt broke the law in a party-switch scandal this year. That’s according to the state Bureau of Elections.