Advertisement

Michigan's 100th Legislature Kicks Off 2-Year Term

Michigan's 100th Legislature Kicks Off 2-Year Term

Created: January 09, 2019 06:12 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's 100th Legislature has begun its two-year session.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Republicans opened the term Wednesday with smaller majorities in both chambers following the November election. They will have to contend with a Democratic governor for the first time since 2009-10, the last time Michigan had a divided government.

Legislative work is unlikely to progress much until Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address on Feb. 5 and proposes her first budget in early March. There are also a lot of new lawmakers who need to learn the ropes.

A record number of women, 53, are serving in the Legislature.

Legislators' families joined them in the House and Senate during ceremonial swearing-in events. The House was set to officially elect Rep. Lee Chatfield as speaker.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

#1 Hilltoppers Top #2 Minnehaha Academy As Duluth Marshall Wins The State AA Baseball Title

Wilderness Society Sues Trump Administration Over Mine Rules

UPDATE: Wisconsin Assembly OKs Drunken Driving Bills

Minnesota Man Dies in Quetico Provincial Park

50th Anniversary of Judy Garland's Death Honored at Festival

Networking Event Introduces Local Talent to National Producers

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement