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Bills up for a final vote in the state would end a requirement that election ballots show small designs or portraits that represent the political party of each candidate.

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The Michigan Senate is expected to take a final vote on legislation to raise registration taxes and safety training fees for motorcyclists.

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Republican state Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City serves Michigan’s 37th Senate District, which covers the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula.

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Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation approved Thursday by the Senate in an effort to target “doctor shopping” by addicts.

 

Michigan would no longer ban switchblades under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.

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The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board.

Craft in America: Teachers
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Top lawmakers in the state Legislature have reached a tentative agreement with Governor Rick Snyder about changes to the state’s teacher retirement system.

Donations Rise While Legislation Passes

Jun 1, 2017
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Some businesses are set to get millions of dollars in tax incentives -- if Governor Snyder signs a package of bills. 


Michigan's Right-to-Work law set to take effect

Mar 27, 2013
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Three and a half months after its stormy journey through the state legislature, Michigan’s Right-to-Work law is about to take effect.  Two guests with opposing views of the controversial law join Current State to update the debate.   Jim Holcomb is General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which supports the law.  Doug Pratt is a spokesperson for the Michigan Education Association, which opposes it.

Snyder OKs Ban On Phone Use By Teen Drivers

Jan 8, 2013
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A new law will soon ban cell phone use by probationary teen drivers unless they’re using a hands-free device or reporting an emergency. 

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Heading into 2013, Governor Rick Snyder is hoping to shift conversation away from controversial new policies like “right-to-work”.

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One of the final actions of the lame duck state Legislature was to adopt bills that would allow concealed guns in public schools and other places that are “no carry” zones.

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A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature would require voters to declare their citizenship before getting a ballot.

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State lawmakers are a step closer to adding restrictions for abortion providers. 

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A new version of a local government emergency manager bill will be rolled out Thursday at the state Capitol.

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