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Michigan vehicle owners would have to opt out of park passes under House bill

People could only opt out of the $10 park pass within a 30-day window Read more

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Michigan film credits could cost state $2B over a decade

Extra credits given to women and minority-owned businesses Read more

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Senate panel to consider bill making governor, lawmakers eligible for FOIA

Bipartisan two-bill package from 2023 gets first hearing Read more

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Michigan lawmakers propose a new tax for paint, citing need for lead abatement

Reported cases of lead poisoning dropped by more than half between 2012 and 2022 Read more

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Michigan deserves the 3.9% income tax rate

Whitmer should support new bill from Rep. David Martin Read more

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Has the first tax hike of 2024 just dropped?

Tobacco tax bill would take nearly $400 million and give a boost to smuggling Read more

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Michigan data privacy legislation exempts governments

Government services could gain an advantage over private businesses Read more

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Whitmer signs clean energy package; it will cost you

By 2040, Michigan utilities will be forced to run mostly on solar panels and wind turbines Read more

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Michigan House passes financial disclosure bill

Critics blast the timing and lack of teeth in the bills as lawmakers pass legislation in 3 weeks Read more

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Scripps: One-half percent of Michigan’s land needed for wind, solar projects

Land devoted to wind and solar would go from 17,000 acres to 209,000 under state zoning plan Read more

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Michigan energy transition will cost people their jobs, lawmakers admit

Lawmakers create bureaucracy to make plan for workers displaced by energy transition Read more

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Michigan Senate passes financial disclosure bills, but critics blast timing

Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, lawmakers submitted the first bill on Oct. 24 Read more

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Michigan House takes solar, wind siting power from local communities, gives to governor

The Michigan Public Service Commission is appointed by the governor Read more

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Michigan House, Senate pass 100% clean energy bill

‘Reliability and affordability is going to explode,’ one lawmaker warns Read more

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Michigan lawmakers approve $114 million bailout for school districts, $30M for Highland Park

Unpaid water bills and school debts are assumed by the Michigan taxpayer Read more

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100% clean energy bill heads to Michigan House

Bill takes two different stances on nuclear energy, depending on the date Read more

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Michigan financial disclosure bills double fines, strengthen spousal disclosure

Senate oversight committee approves bills at 12-minute meeting Read more

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Michigan bill would require governments to negotiate minimum staffing

Delie: Bill is not a matter of public safety, but a needless expansion of government Read more

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Whitmer differs with Benson — and Whitmer — on financial disclosure for spouses

Governor cites identity politics for her concern, but bills treat all spouses equally Read more

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McMorrow admits EV transition is government-driven

Senator says EV transition is good business, but admits the driver is government regulation Read more

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Michigan 100% clean energy bill gains 30 pages, passes committee in 16 minutes

Senate Bill 271 was amended behind closed doors Read more

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Michigan financial disclosure bills need teeth, authors admit

Penalties should include high fines, denial of office for non-filers, experts say Read more

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Michigan financial disclosure bills go easy on non-filers

Filing an inaccurate disclosure would cost $1,000 under Michigan bills; not filing at all would cost half that Read more

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Now is not the time to throw out teacher standards

Senate bill would nix important job-performance measurements Read more

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Municipal groups urge local control as Lansing eyes statewide wind, solar permitting

Michigan Public Service Commission, not local communities, would be the permitting authority for wind, solar projects Read more

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