Late night for state lawmakers trying to finish 2012 work - Dec 14th, 2012 - State
Michigan lawmakers have been busy trying to get much accomplished during this lame duck session before the end of the year. Lawmakers ended a session that spanned two days and ended early Friday morning. They used a marathon session to send dozens of bills to Gov. Snyder's desk.
Bills awaiting the governor's signature include a revised emergency manager bill that requires financially-troubled local governments to choose one of four state-imposed remedies and replaces a similar law rejected last month by voters.
Lawmakers passed abortion legislation that increases regulations and requires patients to be pre-screened.
Lawmakers updated Michigan's voter-approved medical marijuana law.
Lawmakers approved a measure allowing people who undergo extra training, to carry concealed weapons in places such as schools and churches.
Final approval was given to a bill designating wolves as a game species.