Michigan’s still a purple state
It’s official, Michigan voters shifted the political landscape in the state from a reddish-purple to a darker blue purple last night. Democrats won big in statewide races but failed to flip control of the legislature.
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.