Stories tagged: "Michigan Senate"

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
What’s the Deal with Gun Reforms in Michigan?

Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives could cement the final votes on a sweeping gun safety package early next month, after new requirements for safe storage and universal background checks cleared the state Senate last week. Here’s the deal.

As a former member of the House Elections and Ethics committee, Moss has developed a reputation for encouraging transparency in state government. (Jeremy Moss via Facebook)
This Michigan Senator Wants to Shed New Light on State Government

Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and other members of the new Democratic majority in Michigan plan to improve transparency and public accountability in state government, including tweaks to financial disclosure requirements and reforms to the state’s open records laws.

State Rep. Brenda Carter, D-Pontiac, left, and State Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Keego Harbor, join hands during a news conference to call for gun reform, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Weeks After MSU Shooting, Michigan Democrats Are Set to Pass Life-Saving Gun Safety Reforms

Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives could take a vote on a sweeping 11-bill gun safety package as early as this week, after new red flag laws and requirements for safe storage and background checks cleared the state Senate last week.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a bipartisan budget bill to promote economic development and create jobs—among many other things—in Michigan. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Budget Plan Invests in Michigan Workers—and a Whole Lot More

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation this week designed to encourage economic development in the state and bring thousands of new jobs to Michigan. 

In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo some of the thousands that gathered for a rally protest against the passage of right-to-work legislation outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Every Republican Rep in Michigan Just Voted Against Workers’ Rights

Legislation to repeal Michigan’s “right-to-work” law and restore prevailing wage requirements is headed to the Senate—without any help from Republican lawmakers.

Whitmer last month proposed a $160 million budget plan that would make Michigan the fourth state in the country to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students—which Whitmer said would save families an average of $850 annually.
It’s School Breakfast Week—And a New Plan Could Feed Students All Year Long

An education budget initiative from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to offer free school breakfast and lunch to all 1.4 million public school students in Michigan. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs the Lowering MI Costs legislation into law on Tuesday, March 7. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Michigan’s ‘Punitive’ Third-Grade Reading Law

A long-sought-after Democratic bill to do away with Michigan’s controversial third-grade reading law cleared final passage in the state House on Tuesday, moving the legislation to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for her likely signature.