Michigan Legislature

Type: Organization
Name: Michigan Legislature
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Michigan Votes 8/27/14

MichiganVotes.org is a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy to provide concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. While the Legislature is on a summer ... [Published Fenton Tri-County Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Petition outcome attempt at stealing citizens' voices

_ Have you ever signed a petition because you wanted your voice heard? The outcome you expected was to have a vote on an issue you felt strongly about.I have.I have helped put wolf hunting before the citizens of Michigan twice.The first time the Michigan ... [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

On wolf hunt, Michigan Legislature tries to thwart right to vote — again

Has the will of the people been usurped by the Legislature so that we no longer have a voice? This happened recently with the minimum wage petition, which prompted the Legislature to raise the minimum wage in a ploy to thwart Democrats from coming to ... [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Old U.S. 27 classic car tour in town today

AUBURN, INDIANA — Look for dozens of classic cars, trucks and trailers cruising into Coldwater tonight for the 2014 Historic Old U.S. 27 Tour making its annual stop here. The tour started yesterday in Angola and Auburn, Indiana, with a special event this ... [Published Coldwater Daily Reporter - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Tim Skubick: Kudos to voters who know the difference between Congress and the Michigan Legislature

There is an endless debate regarding the intellectual prowess of the electorate or lack of same.On one hand it apparently did not do its due diligence on Proposal One as many are now lamenting, Geez, I would have voted “no” had I known this was so bad. ... [Published Michigan Live - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Walsh: School funding increased again

The Michigan Legislature recently adopted a bipartisan and balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY ’15), including $13.9 billion for the K-12 school system. The remaining budget of $39.2 billion funds all other state obligations, such as the state police, ... [Published Novi News - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Time for Michigan Legislature to give juvenile lifers a 2nd chance (guest column)

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that giving a mandatory life without parole sentence to a teen violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.The Michigan Legislature responded by removing the mandatory ... [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Asian woman could be 1st in Michigan Legislature

DETROITStephanie Chang won the Democratic race in Tuesday's primary for the House seat held by term-limited Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was born to Palestinian parents. Tlaib ran for the state Senate but appeared to lose to incumbent Virgil Smith based on ... [Published Raleigh News & Observer - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Michigan legislature poised to vote on misleading wildlife management act

Once again, Michiganders are getting an alarming sense of the power special interest groups have in the state. After two petition drives and hundreds of thousands of signatures gathered to allow voters to decide how wildlife is managed, the legislature ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Year of the political dynasty? Spouses, son seek to replace relatives in Michigan Legislature

LANSING, MI — The faces may change, but the last names could stay the same.At least four Michigan state House candidates are running for seats currently held by family members, including three women running to replace their husbands and one man seeking ... [Published Metro Detroit Business - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Lisa Wozniak: Michigan Legislature can do much better stewarding state's water, air and land

"State legislators are failing to have a non-partisan approach and act on Michigan's water, air and land issues in a significant fashion."Lisa Wozniak Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.comBy Hannah WattsGreening of the Great Lakes  host, Kirk Heinze , speaks ... [Published Michigan Live - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Just days before the primary, State legislature remains on recess

5:22 a.m. EDT by KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Thursday was one of the days set aside for the Michigan Legislature to meet to do business, but members were notified that no business would be conducted and no roll call taken.House Rep. Margaret O’Brien says that ... [Published WKZO-AM - Jul 31 2014]

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"Young people who are in foster care have gone through so much in their short lives. Fostering Futures is about Michigan assisting some of our most vulnerable young people with educational expenses, so that they can have better futures" says Maura Corrigan, director of Michigan Department of Human Services
To authorize the use of “marijuana infused products” under the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana law. This is defined to include any "topical formulation, tincture, beverage, edible substance, or similar product intended for human consumption in a manner other than smoking." The bill is currently pending on the Senate floor
"To better inform our upcoming selection of the next state superintendent, we are asking for the perspectives of educators, education stakeholders, and the general public across the state,” state board president John C Austin said in a statement."
"Since that time, there have been several organizations that have organized the event" said event spokeswoman Shirlee Sodini...

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Wolf hunt can proceed after Michigan House vote [Published Detroit Free Press - 20 hours ago]
Schools armed with epipens for emergencies [Published Mount Pleasant Morning Sun - 20 hours ago]
Michigan Votes 8/27/14 [Published Fenton Tri-County Times - Aug 27 2014]
Letter: Petition outcome attempt at stealing ci... [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 25 2014]
Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for... [Published Metro Parent - Aug 25 2014]
August 22, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Report [Published Mackinac Center for Public Policy - Aug 22 2014]
Portage schools adopts new emergency anaphylaxi... [Published Kalamazoo Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
Giant Mats of Green Slime in Lake Erie Signal a... [Published Resilience - Aug 22 2014]
Report Urges Action on Statewide E-filing to Im... [Published Noodls - Aug 22 2014]
On wolf hunt, Michigan Legislature tries to thw... [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 21 2014]
Campaign notebook: Endorsement for Bizon, fundr... [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 19 2014]
MEAP Is Back, But What Is The Future of Michiga... [Published WDET 101.9FM - Aug 19 2014]
Old U.S. 27 classic car tour in town today [Published Coldwater Daily Reporter - Aug 19 2014]
Michigan Board of Education asks for input on s... [Published Michigan Live - Aug 18 2014]
Bill Schroer: Legislature in a rush to endanger... [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 16 2014]
State Rep. Rashida Tlaib to speak at Muskegon W... [Published Muskegon Chronicle - Aug 15 2014]
Scio Township Board hesitant to enact immediate... [Published AnnArbor.com - Aug 15 2014]
2014 election: 66th District House candidates t... [Published Kalamazoo Gazette - Aug 14 2014]
Instead of preparing, our leaders seem to shrug... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Aug 14 2014]
Cashing In On Marijuana, 2025 Group Helps Local... [Published CBS Detroit - Aug 14 2014]
It Doesn't Have To Be 'Michigan Versus LGBT Peo... [Published Pride Source - Aug 14 2014]
Tim Skubick: Kudos to voters who know the diffe... [Published Michigan Live - Aug 14 2014]
The cruel sham of “right to try” comes to Michi... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 14 2014]
Letter: Pass SB 592 to help victims [Published Lansing State Journal - Aug 14 2014]
State Board Recommends Changes to Michigan's Ch... [Published Michigan.gov - Aug 14 2014]
Michigan's infrastructure crumbling as lawmaker... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Aug 13 2014]
Local author spent four years on fantasy novel [Published Novi News - Aug 13 2014]
Gertrude E. Phenicie [Published Sturgis Journal - Aug 13 2014]
New state funds won't end crisis [Published Coldwater Daily Reporter - Aug 11 2014]
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The cruel sham of “right to try” comes to Michi... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 14 2014]
There are times when supporting science-based health policy and opposing health policies that sound compassionate but are not are easily portrayed as though I’m opposing mom, apple pie, and the American flag. One such type of misguided policy that ...
Canada, U.S. form new agency to push forward on... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 31 2014]
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has named the team that’s going to oversee the construction and operation of the new Detroit-Windsor bridge, the Canadian government’s strongest indication yet that it is determined to make the biggest public-private partnerships ...
The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes t... [Published Science-Based Medicine - Jul 21 2014]
Ed. note: Please read disclaimer in Dr. Gorski’s profile ! There are times when supporting science-based health policy and opposing health policies that sound compassionate but are not are easily portrayed as though I’m opposing mom, apple pie, ...
Read this! An example of theft through words!!!... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jul 20 2014]
Pension Malpractice and Fund Raids [Michigan Capitol Confidential] : "Everyone's doing it!By JACK MCHUGH|July 16, 2014A Wall Street Journal editorial bemoans gimmicks used to “pay for” a federal road funding bill without either raising taxes or cutting ...
This writer is delusional------Grading the Mich... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 24 2014]
Grading the Michigan Legislature: Failed on roads, but not on Detroit |Detroit Free Press|freep.com : "Detroit: A It’d be hard to overstate the sheer shock value of the debate and voting over the grand bargain legislation that will send nearly $200 ...
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