This week the House passed out of committee House Bills 6047 and 6048, two of the most important bills during the lame duck legislature that no one is talking about. The House Bills would allow the Michigan State Capitol Commission to move forward with a new $88 million Capitol Building visitor's center with underground parking for state legislators. Justin A. Hinkley for the Lansing State Journal wrote: Under the plan announced Tuesday by the Michigan State Capitol Commission, all … [Read more...] about A Penny Saved… Is a Penny Spent On Underground Parking for Legislators?
Today, The Detroit News published an article titled "Want legislation to pass? Break up the bill." The author of the article, Karen Suhaka, argues that breaking up legislative bills into separate bills would make them more acceptable and easier to pass. This is a common sense solution to a problem that we often see in our government. Huge bills that contain pages and pages of information are ripe for government pork. Instead of a bill solely focused on an income tax cut, it may contain … [Read more...] about The Detroit News Is Correct: Break Up Bills