Government Affairs News

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.

State of the State: lots of work to do

Whitmer’s State of the State: lots of work to do

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her first State of the State last night and listed several issues she hopes to tackle,

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.

Top 3 items we’re watching in lame duck

Lame duck session churning along at full speed

Two weeks down, two weeks to go. Legislators returned after the election for four weeks of session before the end of the year that is known as lame duck session.

MRP applauds introduction of bills to improve recycling

The Michigan Recycling Partnership applauds state Reps. Lilly, Cole, Rendon, Bellino, and LaFave for introducing HB 65326536, legislation to improve Michigan’s recycling rate by eliminating the dual-stream system.

Election recap: Michigan’s still a purple state

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.

2018 Friends of Retail

Get ready to vote on Tuesday, August 7

One of the best and easiest ways to make your voice heard is to vote for candidates who have a record of supporting retail.