Legislature breaks for summer campaign season
After a flurry of last-minute activity, legislators headed home last week. They will be home for most of the summer and will return after Labor Day.
Senate committee talks data breaches
The Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee recently heard testimony on data security legislation that MRA staunchly opposes and will hold a second hearing this week.
Despite the snow and ice, it’s spring in Michigan
This update covers the tail end of the March session prior to the legislature’s two-week spring break and legislators’ first week back in regular session.
House committee tackles drug pricing
The House Health Policy Committee started work on legislation that would require drug manufacturers to file an annual report detailing their expenses related to producing drugs that cost $10,000 or more for an annual course of treatment.
November ballot could see many proposals that impact retailers
While it’s still early in the year, MRA has been keeping a close eye on several proposed ballot proposals including two that would raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour and mandate paid leave policies.
Governor gives legislature two victories, budget season begins
Legislators scored a major victory last week as the Gov. Snyder agreed to forgive $637.1 million in outstanding driver responsibility fees and raise the personal income tax exemption to $4,900 by 2021.
Gov. Snyder’s last state of the state: jobs, civility and recycling
Late last month Gov. Rick Snyder gave his eighth and final State of the State address. He took the opportunity to recap all the progress Michigan has made in the past seven years and to share the items still on his to-do list before he leaves office.