Talk:Michigan Legislature

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Rant by IP

The Michigan Constitution requires the legislature to be in session no less than 90 times per year. As mentioned in the article, there is otherwise no defined length of a session. This means that sessions of less than one hour comply with the constitutional definition of a "session". Herein lies one of Unicameral Michigan's arguments. With some sessions indeed lasting less than an hour and almost all less than three hours, the Michigan legislature is already part time but receives full time pay. It is rare when legislators are in Lansing more than three days per session week.

The issue of unicameralism as a solution to the inefficient and costly government in Michigan remains a topic of public discussion. The groundwork laid by Unicameral Michigan is waiting for another citizen activist group to emerge and take on the challenge of putting the unicameral issue before the voters of Michigan.

Joseph Lukasiewicz, former Spokesperson for Unicameral Michigan208.31.143.163 12:36, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Part-time legislatures[edit]

>the Michigan Legislature is one of only eleven full-time state legislatures in the nation

then

>Michigan is one of four states in the U.S. that has a full-time legislature

I wonder which is the right number. I've checked all wikipedia articles about US state legislatures. The state legislatures that are not defined as part-time are Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

But in some cases the articles are not clear. Tcp-ip (talk) 21:21, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

PA is full time New Hampshire is part time. I know that for certain. this needs fixed though. TheHammer24 (talk) 20:46, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

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Edit war[edit]

You cannot just keep reverting my original edit. There is nothing wrong with this article. Just because you don't like the fact that someone is correcting your inaccuracies, poor grammar and other mistakes. I removed a plethora of mistakes, which you keep trying to re-publish. Please follow Wikipedia rules and stop engaging in this edit war.75.129.106.189 (talk) 15:49, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Numbering of the Legislature[edit]

The article indicates that the 96th Legislature begins in 2011, and that the numbering reflects two-year legislatures since statehood. Michigan was admitted as a state on January 26, 1837. If that is the reference point, then we will not reach the 96th Legislature until 2027. Are they counting from the date on which Michigan was established as a territory? 98.191.220.101 (talk) 21:48, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Part time[edit]

On May 30, 2017, Lt. Governor Brain Calley announced a campaign to make the legislature part time.[1]

I think this warrants inclusion.

Benjamin (talk) 00:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Oosting, Jonathan (May 30, 2017). "Calley Reveals Part-Time Legislature Proposal for 2018". The Detroit News. Retrieved May 30, 2017.