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Despite not having an agreement with Governor Whitmer, the House and Senate are moving ahead on passing their own version of the 2019-20 budget. And unless things change, they look to be on track to put bills on the Governor's desk at the end of the…
The 2019-20 school year is underway, so let's review the new laws and policy requirements that take effect this year that you’ll want to make sure you're prepared for. You’ll be happy to hear that this year’s list is lighter than the last couple of…
On Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in retail stores and online, making Michigan the first state to do so…
It’s seemed as though budget negotiations might break down this week when Governor Gretchen Whitmer took off the table a proposal to bond MPSERS debt as a revenue source to balance the state’s budget. In a Tuesday press conference, the Governor…
As the 2019-20 school year begins without a state budget in place, many educators are understandably anxious about the state of affairs in Lansing. The Governor has proposed a budget that would protect MPSERS and provide a per pupil increase as well…
As July fades into August, another month has passed without agreement on the 2019-20 budget. So where do things stand as fall sports practices start up? The bottom line: things stand today much as they have for the past several months. The overall…
The Legislature has adjourned session for at least the next two weeks (i.e. until after the July 4th holiday), though its unclear exactly how long their summer hiatus will last this year given that both chambers have scheduled sessions at least once…
The House Education Committee took testimony this week on HB 4342, a bill that would allow someone with no college experience to substitute teach if they were the family member of a student in the building and had at least a diploma or GED. There…
The following press release was put out jointly by MASSP, MASA, MASB, and MAISA on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in response to a Michigan House of Representatives proposal that would permanently divert tax dollars away from the School Aid Fund to pay for…
Amid some controversy and despite some reservations, Governor Whitmer signed SB 106 and SB 155 on Tuesday, which will prohibit minors (anyone under the age of 18) from possessing e-cigarettes and will prohibit vendors from selling vaping products to…
The House K-12 budget recommendation has been a while in coming (for the past several years, both chambers have had their individual recommendations out by spring break), and now that it's here, it's decidedly underwhelming.  The budget proposes a $…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee passed out a pair of unrelated bills (HB 4208 and HB 4262) before launching into testimony on so-called Public Innovative District bills, a reintroduction of legislation from last session that nominally…