Sen. Sylvia Santana told reporters Wednesday she backs the governor's proposal for increased spending on aid to the poor, including cash payments, but would like to see the proposed funding in that area go further in the next fiscal year budget.
Members of the Senate passed legislation Wednesday that the bill sponsor said would reduce financial hurdles for formerly incarcerated persons to resume their auto insurance as they return to society.
House Democrats ran into their first obstacle of spilt membership on Wednesday when a concurrence vote on a bill modifying emergency safety intervention in children's therapeutic group homes failed to pass the chamber.
Supporters told a Senate panel Wednesday legislation would help provide a way to allow brokers and investment officials to determine whether financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult is occurring.
Significant changes to the state's 2019 auto no-fault law cleared the Senate Thursday with some bipartisan support as the Department of Insurance and Financial Services is raising concerns about the potential for increased costs for drivers as a result.
An expansion of reporting requirements and who can file complaints with the Office of the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman would improve transparency and help head off possible lawsuits, supporters of legislation that would make these changes told senators Wednesday.
Legislation to guarantee clean water for school aged children is almost ready to be sent to the governor's desk.
Nine bills in the Legislature's effort to reform the juvenile justice system based on recommendations from the Juvenile Justice Task Force passed the Senate on Thursday.
One of two tie-barred "filter first" bills passed by the Senate last week came back to the floor on Wednesday after members of the upper chamber requested the bill be returned from the House.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's proposed land tax act hit another snag after the House abruptly adjourned session Thursday following hours with Democrats in caucus trying to secure votes to push the bills.