Lawmakers may Tackle Crumbling Roads, Marijuana

The Michigan legislature is planning an active summer session. They may vote as soon as Wednesday on marijuana measures.

Photo credit: Dustin Bonk.

Lansing, MI - You may see a lot more activity during Michigan lawmaker's summer session in July and August.

Senators may even vote on two medical marijuana bills Wednesday.

According to Senate Majority Leader Republican Randy Richardville, the pair of bills would allow communities to make the decision when it comes to having medical marijuana dispensaries in their town. The bills would also allow Michigan communities to regulate those dispensaries and what is sold.

Lawmakers will also talk road repair.

A group of Senators will be appointed to figure out how to finance the yearly estimated $1.2 billion needed to fix the state's roads.

Richardville also said it's time to discuss adding sexual orientation to a civil rights act, in the hopes of stopping discrimination. Although Richardville is advocating this measure, his support doesn't extend to same-sex marriage.

Several committees are meeting Wednesday. The appropriations committees in both chambers will meet Wednesday.

After that, he House will be back July 30, August 13 and August 27. The Senate will return August 13. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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