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Trial Court Funding Bills Clear House With Bipartisan Support
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Legislation to extend the current funding system for local trial courts made it through the House under the wire ahead of the current law's May 1 sunset.

First-ever Financial Disclosures In; Specifics Lacking
Monday, April 15, 2024

Lawmakers and statewide officers were required to file financial disclosures on Monday for the first time in state history, though the specifics of the filings were limited as officials for the most part don't need to report specific amounts of income.

Trial Court Funding Bills Face Bumpy Road With GOP Concerns
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Republican opposition to a tie bar on legislation that would extend the sunset permitting trial courts to levy certain costs on criminal defendants could make it difficult to implement the bill in the currently tied House.

Fentanyl Bills Dominate Testimony Before House Criminal Justice
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Members of a House panel debated three bills that propose increased penalties and sentencing recommendations for the crime of manufacturing, delivering or being in possession with intent to deliver fentanyl laced or based drugs.

House Mulls Trial Court Funding Plan With Sunset Extension
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The policy allowing trial courts to impose certain costs on criminal defendants would be extended again while the State Court Administrative Office develops legislative proposals on a long-term solution under a pair of bills discussed in a House committee on Wednesday.

50 GOP Lawmakers Endorse Trump
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Two-thirds of the Michigan Senate Republican caucus earlier this month endorsed former President Donald Trump in his bid for returning to the White House.

Restrained Increases Seek To Keep New Programming In Place
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 2024-25 fiscal year budget is designed to build on the new and expanded state-funded programming and services established during the pandemic-fueled revenue surge but with more modest increases.

Whitmer K-12 Budget: More Funding For Pre-K, At Risk Students
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The proposed 2024-25 School Aid budget continues Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration's efforts to fund preschool for every four-year-old in the state while also increasing funding toward students considered at risk.

Budget: Guarantee Community College, Phase Out Other Aid Programs
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget proposal would provide an additional $30 million toward the administration's key scholarship program to fund two years of community college for future high school graduates in the state while moving to phase out other aid programs.

Landfill Tipping Fee Increase Headlines EGLE Budget
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Higher landfill tipping fees would generate $80 million for contaminated site clean-up under Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposed budget for the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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