September 17, 2021

Michigan’s jobless prepare for benefits cutoff as Whitmer pitches $2B economy boost: The week in Michigan politics

LANSING, MI — Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle agreed on one thing this week: a proposal to stop collecting sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.

Two bills introduced by Republican and Democratic Michigan House members that would exempt feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes were discussed Tuesday at a Michigan House Policy Committee meeting in Lansing.

Meanwhile, Democrats and voting rights advocates are preparing to fight against a petition initiative launched by a conservative group to create stricter ID requirements for voting, bar private funding of election administration and make absentee voters take additional steps to ensure their ballot is counted.

Here’s more from this week in Michigan politics:

Whitmer outlines proposals to boost small businesses, Michigan’s economic recovery

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the crowd during a…

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