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January 18, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
The Michigan House and Senate are still getting organized for the 2013-2014 legislative session, which among other things requires giving committee assignments to 110 state representatives and 38 state senators. Each legislator serves on three or four...
Fri, Jan 01 2013 2:24 PM
MEA School Union Penion Boost Proposal
So the MEA school union proposes giving a 33 percent pension increase to school employees who retire next year. It's cast by the union as some kind of "stimulus," but any benefits to school districts, students and taxpayers are hard to discern...
Tue, Mar 03 2009 8:46 AM
Economists' crystal balls
So University of Michigan economists predict that this state will lose 108,000 jobs next year. Well, like the song says, you don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows. But, are economic predictions that include such precise figures...
Sun, Nov 11 2008 7:13 PM
Blue Cross Blue Shield Legislation
BCBS is lobbying intensively for a law that allows it keep its status of a tax-exempt "insurer of last resort" while also imposing assessments on private insurers to pay for a "high risk pool" that does the same thing. All states have...
Mon, Dec 12 2008 11:40 PM
August 9, 2013 Weekly Roll Call Report
The House and Senate are in the midst of a summer break, so rather than votes this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. Senate Bill 439: Impose licensure on "anesthesiologist assistants" Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker...
Fri, Aug 08 2013 3:08 PM
March 22, 2013 Weekly Roll Call Report
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting House Bill 4369 , Codify “education achievement authority” for failed schools: Passed 57 to 53 in the House To codify in statute the powers and structure of a state “education achievement authority”...
Fri, Mar 03 2013 2:24 PM
August 24, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
The House and Senate are in the midst of a summer break, so rather than votes, this report instead contains several newly introduced bills of interest. Note: There will be no roll call report in the next two weeks. The next report will be Sept. 14. Y...
Fri, Aug 08 2012 3:38 PM
So is this really the answer, or is it just either a postponement of the inevitable bankruptcy or the first step of a nationalization? Does the reported imposition of a raft of new labor and "green car" mandates suggest the latter?
Wed, Dec 12 2008 9:44 AM
Your bill comments now in the forums
Check out the new "MichiganVotes 2.0! All the existing discussions about specific bills are in the forum now, and you can start a thread there about any other state public policy issue. Please email any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mon, Nov 11 2008 3:47 AM
$300 million in spending reductions
Gov. Granholm issued an executive order to close a $1.3 billion gap between desired spending and projected revenue with $300 million in cuts. The balance will come from "stimulus" money. $300 million is 1.1% of non-federal state revenue. So...
Tue, May 05 2009 3:15 PM
March 9, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
House Bill 4929 , Ban using public school resources to deduct union dues: Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate; Passed 56 to 54 in the House To prohibit school districts from using public resources (including their payroll processing systems) to deduct union...
Fri, Mar 03 2012 4:06 PM
July 27, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
The House and Senate are in the midst of a summer break, so rather than votes, this report instead contains several newly introduced bills of interest. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting Senate Bill 1144 : Restrict no fault auto insurance gamesmanship Introduced...
Fri, Jul 07 2012 2:12 PM
October 12, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
The Legislature will meet just one day this month, on Oct. 17, so rather than votes this report contains several newly introduced bills of interest. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting Senate Bill 1245: Ban Obamacare Medicaid expansion Introduced by Sen....
Fri, Oct 10 2012 1:53 PM
February 1, 2013 Weekly Roll Call Report
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting Senate Bill 61 , Convert Blue Cross to non-profit "regular" insurance company: Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate To convert Blue Cross Blue Shield into a “mutual insurance company” and make it subject to...
Fri, Feb 02 2013 3:50 PM
September 14, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting Senate Bill 1214 , Authorize Attorney General challenge of parole board decisions: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To authorize the state Attorney General (in addition to the crime victim and prosecutor) to challenge a state...
Fri, Sep 09 2012 2:28 PM
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