It looks likely there will be more Tea Party Republicans in the Legislature next year. And one of the likely new Tea Partiers in the state House says they may want one of their own to be the new Republican leader. Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) won the GOP primary in a very Republican-leaning seat, which means he’s probably likely headed to Lansing next year. And he says Tea Partiers in the Legislature will be looking for something different in the new House leadership team.
The Michigan Senate has said “yes” to a petition-initiated measure to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula. It would also overhaul Michigan’s wildlife management rules to let a state commission decide which species can be hunted. And the measure would circumvent two ballot challenges to wolf hunting laws.
The Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management gathered almost 300,000 signatures of registered voters to put the question to the Legislature.
Governor Rick Snyder says numerous state agencies are helping Detroit and surrounding communities deal with massive floods. He flew back from a trip to the Upper Peninsula to see the flood damage first-hand from a Michigan State Police helicopter.