Michigan House of Representatives

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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee.  But, they’ve hit a roadblock.  They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.


Cyberbullying
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Lawmakers in Michigan say more needs to be done to fight cyberbullying.  A new bill is aimed at doing just that.


Tim Kelly
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A state Representative could be headed to the White House. 


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A plan to grant amnesty to people who owe sometimes thousands of dollars in unpaid driver responsibility fees is in the works.  A bipartisan group of state lawmakers rolled out the proposal Thursday. 


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Ten state House Democrats yesterday linked arms during the Pledge of Allegiance in lieu of putting their hands over their hearts.  They say it was to show solidarity with NFL players and to protest a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. 


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Lawmakers in Lansing say they want a seamless transition as marijuana dispensaries start to get licensed. 


Another Auto Insurance Rollout In Lansing

Sep 27, 2017
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A bipartisan group in Michigan rolled out a new auto no-fault insurance overhaul plan Tuesday.


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Lawmakers in Lansing are gearing up for a showdown over Michigan’s auto no-fault law.  A group of Republicans and Democrats in the state House announced changes they plan to introduce. 


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Members of the state House of Representatives are ready to take on a mental health overhaul when they return next week.  


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Michigan would generate 50% of its electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2035 and greatly reduce energy waste under legislation under consideration in Lansing.  The package of bills aims to reduce energy costs, create jobs and build upon recently enacted energy laws.  In this month’s edition on “1st Friday Focus on the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair discusses the issues with the Government Affairs Director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Charlotte Jameson and with 52nd District State Representative Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), who is a co-sponsor of the house bills. 


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Political intrigue is being blamed for the collapse of a deal for the state to offer big tax breaks to employers who bring a lot of jobs to Michigan.


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A federal prosecutor recently revealed as many as 100 girls in Michigan may have been victims of female genital mutilation.  Now the state legislature is working quickly to pass bills to make it a 15-year felony in Michigan.


Open Carry
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Controversial gun legislation was up for a vote in the state House Wednesday. 


Immigration
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A state House committee has adopted bills that would require local officials to help enforce federal immigration laws. 


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Governor Rick Snyder is pushing for quick approval of a controversial tax break to help lure large employers to the state. 


Brian Calley
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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is raising his profile ahead of an anticipated run for governor next year. 


Michigan Democrats Call For LGBTQ Protections

May 31, 2017
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Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are once again calling for more legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. 


Gun
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A state House bill would make it easier for people to sue their local government to repeal a gun ordinance. 


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A state House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on legislation that would outlaw “sanctuary cities” in Michigan.  The bills would ban local ordinances and rules that police officers says cannot ask about the immigration status of a suspect or a witness unless it’s tied to their investigation. 


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Controversial legislation on state regulatory rules is making its way through the legislature. 


Gun
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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.


John Kivela
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There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House Tuesday as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.

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Lawmakers in Lansing are trying to increase penalties for attacks on first responders. 


Flint Water
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After stops and starts, the state Legislature has adopted a bill to send $100 million to Flint to replace lead pipes.  The money is from the federal government, but had to be approved by state lawmakers.

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Michigan may join a handful of other states with increased reporting requirements for child abuse and animal abuse.  


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