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State IT Projects Task Force Formed

Jun 07, 2019

House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) appointed a bipartisan special task force to investigate and help resolve alleged cost overruns and inefficiencies plaguing state information technology projects. According to Chairman Hernandez, state departments too often start IT projects that cost more and perform worse than expected, with little oversight. The task force members include: […]

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State Representative Lands in Legal Trouble

May 17, 2019

State Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly offering to trade a vote for a campaign donation. The vote in question was on repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law and the discussion occurred via text message. The indictment includes charges of attempted extortion, bribery, and lying to the FBI. Representative […]

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Divided We Stand

Apr 10, 2019

After the November election, many pundits wrote story after story about the downfalls of divided government.  Currently, our national politics is the posterchild of how divided government can go wrong and that gave us little hope here in Michigan about what to expect heading into a divided state government.  With the Democratic governor looking to […]

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House Republicans Release Action Plan

Feb 22, 2019

Containing priorities ranging from infrastructure to criminal justice reform to auto insurance rates, the House Republican caucus released their 2019-2020 Action Plan. Titled “Leading the Way,” the plan is derived from input across the House Republican caucus including a committee of both returning legislators and newly elected Representatives. The committee was chaired by third term […]

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House Committee Membership Announced

Jan 18, 2019

This week, House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) announced committee membership for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. Standing Committees: Agriculture – Representatives Alexander (Chair), Meerman (Majority Vice Chair), LaFave, Eisen, Mueller, Wendzel, Elder (Minority Vice Chair), Coleman, Garza, Cynthia Johnson, Witwer Commerce and Tourism – Representatives Marino (Chair), Wendzel (Majority Vice Chair), Reilly, Meerman, Schroeder, Wakeman, […]

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First Bills of the New Term Introduced

Jan 11, 2019

On the first day of session for the new term, House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) was joined by House Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Attorney General Dana Nessel in supporting legislation reforming the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws. To show the importance being placed on the issue, the bipartisan package of bills were […]

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Government Transparency Reforms Introduced

Jan 11, 2019

This week, a bipartisan group of Representatives introduced a bill package making reforms to transparency laws in state government.  Currently, Michigan is one of only a few states that exempts its governor, lieutenant governor, and the Legislature from sunshine laws. This package would remove those exemptions, something which the sponsors state would increase accountability. Under […]

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House Democratic Leadership Team Announced

Jan 04, 2019

House Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) announced the members of her leadership team for the 2019-2020 legislative term. Democratic Floor Leader – Representative Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) Assistant Democratic Floor Leader – Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) Assistant Democratic Floor Leader – Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) Assistant Democratic Floor Leader – Representative Alex Garza (D-Taylor) […]

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