Legislative Report for MAT
Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant
Last week when the Legislature recessed early to campaign at least seven key items were left on the agenda. The Legislature is scheduled to return to Lansing onWednesday, July 13 to continue “some” work. The House is up for re-election as House members are allowed three, two year terms. We will lose at least 40 House members to term limits. The Senate is not up for re-election as they are allowed two four year terms. Although quite a few senators are posturing to run for Congress. Expect a heated contest for the Congressional 1st District as Senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba will be pitted against former Senator Jason Allen, R-Traverse City. Lansing “pundits” contend Allen has strength in the lower northern and Casperson has a majority of support in the Upper Upper Northern and the UP.