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Payday Loan Bills Receive First Day Of Testimony In House Committee
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Members of the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee heard testimony on bills that could put a 36 percent cap on interest rates for payday loans.

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.

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.

Anthony: Budget Timeline Similar To Last Year, Sustainability Key
Monday, April 1, 2024

Crafting a state budget that is completed on a schedule in line with last year's process, while ensuring fiscal sustainability are among the top priorities as lawmakers continue work on funding for the new fiscal year, the chair of the Senate appropriations panel said Monday.

House Bill Would Create New Office To Link Legislature To Tribal Nations
Thursday, March 21, 2024

A new legislative office would help establish long-term relationships between the legislative branch of Michigan's government and the tribal nations within the state, Rep. Carrie Rheingans said Thursday.

Senate Passes Cap On Payday Loan Interest Rates
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Senators passed legislation Thursday that would cap payday lending interest rates at 36 percent following debate over effects the change could have on the state's short-term loan market.

Cannabis Social Equity Grants Going Out To 62 Businesses
Monday, March 11, 2024

Sixty-two recreational marijuana businesses were selected to split $1 million in grants, the Cannabis Regulatory Agency announced last week.

Testimony Taken On Senate Payday Loan Lending Rate Cap Bill
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Senators were told legislation to cap payday lending interest rates at 36 percent would rein in what supporters called a predatory practice of shackling people in marginalized communities in debt.

House Approps Considers Expansion For Promise Zone Funds
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Legislature could expand what constitutes an educational expense in school promise zones under a bill presented to the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning.

Anthony: OPEB Change To Be Debated
Friday, February 16, 2024

There will be tension as lawmakers and stakeholders debate a proposal from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to redirect payments previously used to prefund retiree health care for public school employees, Sen. Sarah Anthony said in an interview this week.

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