Looking Ahead to the Week of June 10 – 16, 2023
The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule.
First Chief Growth Officer Named
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Hilary Doe as the first Chief Growth Officer in Michigan, and the nation. In her role, she will lead efforts to grow Michigan’s population, economy, and reputation as the best place to live, work, raise a...
Summer Energy Outlook Released
Michigan energy users should have more favorable costs this summer than in 2022, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Summer Energy Outlook for 2023. Key Points: Seasonal gas prices are projected to be 86 cents lower per gallon. The average price...
Voting Reforms Consideration Begins
The Senate Elections and Ethics Committee held its first hearing on a package of bills implementing the elections reforms within Proposal 2 of 2022. Since a majority of Michigan voters approved the changes, it’s now up to the legislature to pass legislation...
Changes Proposed to National Popular Vote
Michigan would join the National Popular Vote Compact under legislation reported by the House Elections Committee this week. Key Points: The compact is a pledge to allocate electoral votes to whoever wins the nationwide, rather than statewide, popular vote....
Distracted Driving Legislation Signed
Beginning June 30, drivers in Michigan can no longer use mobile devices while driving under legislation signed by Governor Whitmer this week. This adds to the state’s current ban on texting while driving. Key Points: This is a blanket ban on using a mobile device...
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