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Michigan Senate bets on internet gambling

The Michigan Senate voted Thursday night to approve a series of bills legalizing online gambling in Detroit and tribal casinos. House Bills 4926, 4927 and...

Snyder takes economic victory lap in last days

As Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office in less than two weeks, he gets to exit with some solid economic news. The office...

Updated: No-fault overhaul crashes and burns, but supporters vow 2019 fight

Updated, 4:00 a.m. Dec. 21 An attempt to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault law has died in the House before a vote ever took place,...
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GOP memo: Latest no-fault plan won’t guarantee lower rates

The latest version of draft legislation to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault law scraps mandated insurance rate reductions. That’s despite allowing tiered plans that...

Recreational pot escapes Lame Duck unscathed, but advocates still uneasy

Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s plan to scale back the state’s newly minted recreational marijuana law is dead — and it never really...

No-fault reform gearing up in House, but may sputter in Senate

The House is likely to take up an auto no-fault insurance overhaul Wednesday or Thursday, sources say, but the Senate may not have much...

Elder to lead Legislative Labor Caucus

Beginning next year, the Michigan Legislature will have its first group geared toward working people, whether organized or not, in decades. Chaired by state...

Some Lame Duck bills now likely dead after missing key deadline

The Michigan Legislature is on track to make the 2018 Lame Duck period the busiest in the body’s history, taking up legislation on issues...

Updated: House looks to take up no-fault overhaul this week in...

Updated, 5:38 p.m. Amid the flurry of Lame Duck legislation this year, a plan is circulating in the state House to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto...

Dems taking stock after last week’s loss on wage, sick time...

Last week’s decision by Gov. Rick Snyder to sign legislation gutting citizen initiatives to raise the minimum wage and mandate paid sick time in...

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