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House Democratic Leadership Team Announced

Nov 16, 2022

Speaker-elect Joe Tate (D-Detroit) announced the members who will serve on his leadership team for the upcoming term beginning in January. Last week, the Caucus elected both the Speaker-elect and Representative Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) as the Majority Floor Leader. The additional members of the team will be: Speaker Pro Tempore: Representative Laurie Pohutsky¬†(D-Livonia) Associate Speaker […]

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House Member Resigns

Jul 01, 2022

As of July 1, the Michigan House of Representatives will have one fewer member. Representative Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) announced he is resigning six months prior to the end of his third term in office for a job in the private sector. The partisan makeup of the chamber now stands at 56 Republican members and […]

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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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