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DashBoard, Jan. 9, 2019

In the most recent MI SoundBoard podcast, Executive Director Don Wotruba sat down with Wendy Larvick, Chief of Staff to the State Superintendent for Public Instruction at the Michigan Department of Education, to talk about the Marshall Plan for Talent and the grant process.

The State Board of Education kicked off its first meeting of 2019 by swearing in new members Judy Pritchett (D-Washington Township) and Tiffany Tilley (D-Southfield). Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also stopped by during her first full week on the job to share a few remarks and meet members of the board.

With the overwhelming amount of bills that were reviewed during the end of the 2017-2018 legislative session, there were a great number that didn’t pass. Following are the bills MASB was watching that did not make it to the Governor’s desk.

The last four weeks of the legislative session saw a record-setting number of bills debated and passed. In 2018, 690 bills were signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Snyder. Almost half (342) of those new laws were passed by the Legislature between the November election and the end of the year. Overall, the Legislature passed 398 bills in the final 14 days of the 2017-2018 session.