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Santana Looks To Build On Gov's DHHS Budget TANF Proposal
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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.

Senate Votes On Auto Insurance Bills To Aid Formerly Incarcerated
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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.

Child Therapeutic Home Bill Blocked In Tied House
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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.

Senate Discusses Vulnerable Adult Financial Transactions Bill
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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.

Auto No-Fault Bills See Bipartisan Support In Senate As DIFS Opposes
Thursday, October 19, 2023

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.

Corrections Ombudsman Changes Weighed By Senate Panel
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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.

Water Filtration Bills Clear Final Hurdle In House
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Legislation to guarantee clean water for school aged children is almost ready to be sent to the governor's desk.

Senate Moves Pieces Of Juvenile Justice Reform Package
Thursday, October 12, 2023

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.

Senate Brings Back Filter First Bill; OKs With Amendment
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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.

Sudden End To House Session Postpones Vote On Land Use Tax
Thursday, October 5, 2023

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.

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