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Home Care Workers Continue To Call For Passage Of Senate Bills
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

A coalition of home health care workers were joined by Michigan AFL-CIO officials on Wednesday to apply pressure to the Senate regarding the passage of two bills that they said would drastically change the state's approach to the "overworked and underpaid" home caregiver workforce.

Senate Advances Budget Bills, Voting To Begin Thursday
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Senate set the table Tuesday for votes on its slate of budgets later this week by adopting a slew of floor amendments and moving more than a dozen budget bills through General Orders.

Latest Senate Map Contains Wholescale Changes
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Members of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission spent more time bickering than mapping on Tuesday, but the body was able to complete a third map configuration for Detroit's Senate seats this week.

Senate Dems Intro Package Focused On Maternal Health Equity
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Senate Democrats said Wednesday disparities in maternal health are growing in the state and must be addressed, which was why they introduced legislation that seeks to create equity while enhancing accountability for maternal health care providers.

IPPSR Detroit-Area Senate Map Could Mean Big Changes If Emulated
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

A draft Senate map for the Detroit area drawn by professors at Michigan State University, done as a potential guide for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as they redraw the area under court order, could mean at least one open seat, an opportunity for a Republican pickup and some changes for incumbent senators.

Senate Panel Considers Changes To Medically Frail Parole
Thursday, March 21, 2024

A bill that would modify eligibility requirements for medically frail inmates to obtain parole drew favorable testimony Thursday before a Senate panel, which was told it would enable more terminally ill individuals to be moved to facilities to obtain end-of-life care.

Santana Asking AG For Opinion On MSU Board Action Against Vassar
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Sen. Sylvia Santana requested a formal opinion earlier this month from the Department of Attorney General on the legality of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees' actions against its former chair which the senator called an "unprecedented and unjust," violation of the Constitution.

Senate Moves First Major Changes To MI Hate Crimes Law
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Changes to Michigan's hate crimes law drew closer Tuesday to its first significant changes since their implementation in the 1980s following passage of a pair of bills in the Senate.

State-Based Health Insurance Exchange Bills Move To Senate Floor
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

A Senate committee on Wednesday reported six bills that would add Michigan to a list of states operating under a state-based health care exchange.

Home Health Workers Rally For Bargaining Rights, Better Benefits
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Direct care workers and disability advocates joined Sen. Sylvia Santana and Sen. Kevin Hertel in a rally at the Capitol Wednesday calling for increased job benefits and collective bargaining rights for the home health workforce.

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