Lawmakers End Lame Duck Session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers have finished their scheduled voting for the 2009-10 legislative session.

Lawmakers reached a deal to boost the state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign by $10 million before adjourning early Friday after an all-night session. The money should help save the campaign's winter advertising plans.

Republican Senate leaders would not allow a vote on bills related to insurance coverage for autism treatments. They also blocked the latest attempts to approve a plan that would have cleared the way for a second bridge between Detroit and Canada.

The Legislature technically has sessions scheduled for Dec. 15 but no voting is expected.

Bills that aren't approved before the year ends die and have to be reintroduced next year.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 at 03:57 PM
    well,they want more to hunt and not raise the FEES.did they ever wonder how many hunt and fish with out a license? Or did it ever cross the rich rule makers in lansing that to many are to poor to buy a license,or being homeless they can't carry hunting guns around,or just to busy working to many part time jobs to barely get by.Common sense seems to go out the door when some better off ones running this state don't get why this or that.Maybe if they had to live like so many down here at the so called bottom they'd understand something.
  • by Yvette Location: Lansing on Dec 4, 2010 at 08:30 PM
    ID LIKE 2 KNOW Y U DONT PASS THE AUTISM INSURANCE BILL . THIS PURE MICHIGAN CAMPAGN IS EXPERIMENTAL BUT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT ? YOUR CONDONING INSURANCE COMPANYS IGNORING AUTISTIC FAMILYS REALLY ITS A NUEROLOGICAL DISEASE THANX
  • by MaryAnne Location: Jackson on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    It's a very good thing they have gone home now until the new legislature meets. That means less damage done to our state for the time being.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    They are doing exactly what they were elected to do; stop stupid legislation and go slow. They are not on vacation, a good portion of them are term limited, the remainder are taking a holiday. I make more than they do and work far less hours and as you can see from the comments, it is a thankless job.
  • by Strider Location: Charlotte on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:39 PM
    Please, someone tell me again why we pay these people as full time. I would have to close my doors if my staff was as incompetant as these pismires.
  • by Liz Location: Holt on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    Nice that our elected officials refuse to do the work they were elected for (lame duck or not) but now have a month's vacation. What's wrong with this picture??
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