Michigan Legislative Consultants

A Lame, Lame Duck?

Nov 12, 2020

Every two years the legislature meets after Thanksgiving for the notorious lame duck legislative session. Historians believe the term lame duck was first used in 1863 in the Congressional Globe to define broken down politicians. It more commonly refers to legislative session after an election, but before the newly elected members take office. Over the […]

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Representative Sworn into Office

Mar 20, 2020

Newly elected Representative Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint) was sworn into office this week. She won the special election held last week to fill a seat vacated after former Representative Sheldon Neeley was elected Flint Mayor. Prior to joining the House, she owned and operated a salon in Flint. Representative Neeley represents the 34th House District in […]

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Recall Against State Representative Can Move Forward

Jan 03, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the recall petition against Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) is proper and therefor can move forward. A recall petition was approved and circulated in 2019 following his indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly offering to trade a vote for a campaign donation. However, after the signatures were turned in […]

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House Republicans Release Progress Report

Dec 20, 2019

As a follow up to their Action Plan, the House Republican caucus has released an update on movement toward their outlined goals. The report provides status updates to the various proposals they had set forth, including reducing car insurance rates, ensuring clean drinking water, criminal justice reform, and more. To view the full progress report, […]

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State Representative Elected Flint Mayor

Nov 08, 2019

This week, Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) was elected to serve as the next mayor of Flint. He is currently serving his third term in the House and will need to resign his seat before taking the oath of office as the Flint mayor. Governor Gretchen Whitmer will call for a special election to fill the […]

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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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