Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 12/13
Whitmer, GOP reach deal on budget supplementals. After a long budget process, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers have finally reached a deal on budget supplementals. Get the full story here.
House passes tax break for Switch data center. Lawmakers in the Michigan House have approved a new tax break for corporate data centers in the Grand Rapids area. Watchdog group Progress Michigan responded with a press release criticizing the policy as yet another handout to big corporations.
Activists, lawmakers call for answers on Detroit River contamination. Local activists, environmental groups, and elected officials called for answers on the recent collapse of a contaminated site into the Detroit River this week. Get the full story here.
House Dems want to remove legislative roll in petition drives. House Democrats are pushing to take away lawmakers’ ability to interfere in the petition drive process, arguing that drives that gain the necessary amount of signatures should go straight to the ballot. More on these bills here.
Detroiters call to end water shutoffs. On Tuesday, International Human Rights Day, Detroit activists rallied to call for an end to water shutoffs in the city and reforms that will make clean, safe drinking water accessible to everyone. Read more here.
Tweet of the Week
State Sen. Rosemary Bayer talks gun reform in this week’s Tweet (thread) of the Week.