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At the beginning of each legislative session, MASSP looks to our members to help us set proactive policy priorities. This process begins with work by MASSP staff and your elected representatives on the Board of Directors to identify the issues that…
With more than 50 percent of state-level elected offices turning over this past election, the slow pace of Legislative session so far this year is completely expected. Both the House and Senate have now announced committee assignments, though none…
The 100th Michigan Legislature is underway and legislative leadership and committee assignments are finally solidified, which means Principals are now able to get some idea of who the key elected officials will be for the next two-year legislative…
The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met last Friday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to begin the state budget process for next year. The short story: School Aid revenue is growing…
Shortly before 2 a.m. this morning, on the final day of the 2018 legislative session, the Michigan House concurred with the Senate and passed HB 4991: legislation to raid $178 million from the School Aid Fund in order to prop up transportation…
There wasn't quite as much drama over the Senate passage of HB 5526, legislation that will create a new school accountability system that includes A-F letter grades. There were no amendments from the version that passed the House last week so the…
The education action in the third week of the 2018 lame duck legislative session kicked off on Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee met to take testimony on eight different pieces of House legislation including the two so-called Innovative…
Just after 3 a.m. today, the House passed legislation (HB 5526) that would create a new school accountability system. The vote came at the end of a marathon 17-hour session that ran over two days. Supporters of the bill garnered the bare minimum 56…
If possible, things in Lansing are getting even more contentious as the Michigan Legislature continues to plow through lame duck session, so make sure you stay plugged in and watch for MASSP action alerts as December progresses. This week, the House…
Lame Duck is in full swing and the slate of potential issues that the Michigan Legislature could take up between now and Christmas is longer than Santa's naughty list. The Senate Education Committee reported out a quintet of legislation: a bill to…
Last Tuesday's election saw the largest turnout for a midterm election in Michigan in over 50 years and marked a significant shift in power in state government, though not a complete change in direction (for a full breakdown see MASSP's post-…
The latest edition in our ongoing Legislative Update webcast series recaps the results of the November general election. We walk through the outcomes and implications of the 2018 general election including reviewing the results of key races, looking…