Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws authorizing additional outdoor recreation and land acquisition projects in 87 communities while also lifting a state prohibition against switchblades.


The Latest on the Legislature’s consideration of economic development tax incentives (all times local):

Brian Calley
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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is starting a new effort to make Michigan’s Legislature part-time.

Eastern Michigan University has approved a 3.9 percent tuition increase for the 2017-18 school year.


The Michigan Legislature has approved funding for 114 public recreation projects, ending — for now — a dispute over senators’ attempt to fund even more.

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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.

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Lawmakers show a bipartisan lack of enthusiasm toward part-time legislature. 


2018 election for Legislature already attracting candidates. 

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Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have introduced long-expected legislation to close the school employees' pension system to new hires and provide them a 401(k) only.

Concealed Carry Bills In Front Of House Committee

May 17, 2017
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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.


House Bill would add police, firefighters and other first responders to the state hate crime law. 

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Bill protects privacy of parents who surrender newborn. 

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Bill would make shining laser at aircraft a state crime. 

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Anti-Sharia law bill introduced in Michigan House

Proposal seeks return to part-time legislature

Feb 5, 2014
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Norman Kammeraad is a West Michigan business owner who chairs the Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature. The group is calling for a two-month legislative session with salaries of $35,000.