Government Affairs News

New technology requirements and sales tax on gas déjà vu

In this issue:

  • Summer-long legislative calendar released
  • Senate committee reports e-prescribing, telepharmacy bills
  • Legislature approves delayed 9-1-1 technology requirement
  • Governor signs ban on sales to e-cigarettes/vapor products to minors
  • Déjà vu: legislature talks removing sales tax on gas

Summer-long legislative calendar released

It’s going to be a long summer in Lansing.

MRA bills on the move

In this issue:

  • House committee takes up marketplace bills
  • E-prescribing bill hearings this Thursday
  • Whitmer signs changes to no-fault auto insurance
  • Wage theft bill introduced following AG fraud enforcement unit announcement

House committee takes up marketplace bills 

Two weeks ago,

SSUTA overview kicks off marketplace discussions

In this issue:

  • Legislature makes first move on no-fault
  • House committee hears from Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board director
  • Outdoor Recreation Industry Office created

Legislature makes first move on no-fault

Two weeks ago,

Bills to close the marketplace loophole introduced

Shopping Online Order Purchase Buying Concept

In this issue:

  • Legislative summer break looks unlikely
  • Marketplace facilitator and Wayfair codification bills introduced
  • Bill to limit sales of certain cough syrups to minors discussed 
  • Snow day forgiveness
  • Record attendance at MRA reception

Legislative summer break looks unlikely

A recent three-judge federal panel ruled 34 Republican-controlled,

Back to school debate, phone system upgrades and cigar tax caps

Legislators return from break, prepare for summer budget showdown

Legislators have returned from a two-week break and legislative activity seems to be picking up. The House and Senate are expected to report their respective versions of the state budget in early May.

Legislative recap plus new laws take effect Friday

Spring break

Legislators are currently on a two-week spring break. They will return on Tuesday, April 9 and are scheduled to meet through the end of June. With the budget about a month behind schedule thanks to the new administration,

Budgeting via tax increases and legislative round up

Whitmer’s first budget is a tax and shift plan

On Tuesday, Gov. Whitmer released her first state budget, a $60 billion plan that adds nearly $4 billion in new funding.

Lame duck recap

Legislature wraps up, heads home for the year

Around 8 a.m. Friday morning the legislature wrapped up a marathon four weeks of lame duck session – the longest in Michigan history.