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January 11, 2021

That’s A Wrap – 100th Legislative Session Finalized

With the expiration of 14-days on the Governor's desk this past week, the last bills presented from December's lame duck legislative action brought the 100th Legislative Session to an official close. All told, nearly 300 new bills were introduced between…
December 20, 2020

Lame Duck Round Up – Week 3…

With the Michigan Senate's final action late Friday night, only Monday's House session remains before the 100th Legislative Session comes to an end. The Senate remained in session throughout the day Friday, concurring in bills that the House had sent…
December 3, 2020

Lame Duck Round Up – Week 1

This week kicked off the first full week of lame duck legislative activity since the November election.  The League's advocacy team is engaged on multiple fronts to promote a number of pieces of legislation we have been supporting and defending…
October 19, 2018

Pre-Election Legislative Wrap Up & Lame Duck Predictions

Earlier this month the Legislature wrapped up its pre-election session schedule, meeting for nine days between Labor Day and the first week of October.  Both chambers recessed on October 4th until their scheduled return on November 7th, following the General…
June 5, 2018

Senate Committee Reports Utility Personal Property Exemption

The League, Treasury, and other local government organizations testified today in opposition to Senate Bill 1031.  As introduced, this bill would exempt all new electric, gas and water transmission and distribution system equipment from being subject to local taxation.  As…
January 31, 2018

Governor Continues Week of Policy Announcements

Following Governor Snyder's eighth and final State of the State speech last week, his team has immediately moved into announcement mode, capitalizing on the initiatives he announced during his January 23rd speech to the Legislature. A new announcement is planned…
December 22, 2017

Year-End Legislative Wrap-Up

While last week's House and Senate adjournment merely marks the mid-point of this two-year legislative session, that did not mean that the Legislature coasted into their holiday break. Highlighted by the intense activity surrounding OPEB reform, both legislative chambers pursued…
December 15, 2016

Energy Deal Reached on the Last Day of Lame Duck

Legislation making major changes to how the state regulates energy, including the construction of new power plants, how customer choice is managed and increasing the percentage of electricity that must be generated from renewable sources finally passed the House and…
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