Government Affairs News

Governmental Affairs: April 11, 2014

Spring break

Lawmakers are currently in the middle of a legislative spring break. They will return for one day over the next two weeks and resume regular session the last week of April.

Governmental Affairs: March 28, 2014

Youth e-cigarette ban moves forward in House

Despite concerns by the Department of Community Health, the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 18 reported out HB 4997 and SB 667

Governmental Affairs: March 14, 2014

Committee okays legislation to exempt some from UI taxes

The Senate Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing Committee reported out legislation (HB 4958) that would exempt employers from paying unemployment insurance taxes on H2B workers and J1 workers who are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

Governmental Affairs: February 28, 2014

Gov. Snyder calls for state action on Main Street Fairness

We have great news to report: Governor Snyder publicly stated his support for the legislature to take up Main Street Fairness legislation.

Governmental Affairs: February 14, 2014

Comprehensive recycling push begins

The state’s comprehensive recycling workgroup met yesterday and received DEQ Director Dan Wyant’s proposal. His plan was based on feedback from several meetings and only takes the first step toward establishing more recycling opportunities in Michigan,

Governmental Affairs: January 17, 2014

Happy New Year!

The legislature began its regular session on January 8. MRA’s Government Affairs News will continue on a regular, biweekly basis until the summer break.

State of the State mostly a recap

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