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Data Center Tax Credit Bill Gets Bipartisan Senate Passage
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Members of the Senate took a step toward the creation of a sales and use tax exemption for enterprise data centers Thursday through a bipartisan vote on an amended bill to establish the proposed credit.

Judge Nixes Republicans' Challenge To Ballot Proposals On Election Law
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

A lawsuit brought by a group of legislative Republicans about seven months ago in federal court challenging the legality of the recent constitutional amendments passed by voters making sweeping changes to state voting laws was dismissed Wednesday.

FOIA Expansion Bills Head To Full Senate
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The latest version of legislation that would expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office took its first step Wednesday with a Senate committee voting to advance the bills.

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.

Senators Urge Stoppage Of Funds For Gotion Project
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

A pair of Republican senators sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation requesting a halt to any state grant money for Gotion, citing national security concerns they and other project opponents have been voicing for months.

Senators Discuss Latest Version Of FOIA Expansion
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The latest version of legislation to expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office was taken up for testimony Wednesday.

Policy Conference: Prosperity and Pop. Growth Can't Fall Victim To Politics
Thursday, January 11, 2024

DETROIT – Michigan must act to reverse the trend of its declining population or the state will only fall further behind, speakers at the Detroit Policy Conference said on Thursday.

Whitmer, Benson Ask To Dismiss Suit On Election Law Ballot Proposals
Monday, January 8, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Elections Director Jonathan Brater on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year by a group of Republicans challenging the legality of the recent constitutional amendments passed by voters making sweeping changes to state voting laws.

Population Council Leaders Slam Tax Comments; Draft Recs Would Cost $
Thursday, November 30, 2023

The co-chairs of the Michigan Growing Together Council in a recent interview called comments from mostly Republican lawmakers alleging the commission is a cover for Governor Gretchen Whitmer to recommend tax increases disingenuous and disrespectful even as draft recommendations call for programs that would likely need additional funding.

Financial Disclosure Package Set To Head To Governor
Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Legislature completed its work Thursday on financial disclosure requirements for state elected officials to comply with a voter-approved measure, capped by some additional provisions being adopted this week to toughen up the final product in the name of transparency.

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