The Michigan legislature is on a two-week hunting break, but when they return it will mark the start of a whirlwind lame-duck session.
Lawmakers have less than two months left with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in the governor’s office. Next year Republicans will retain legislative majorities but the legislation they pass will need a signature from Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat.
In the next month and a half, lawmakers have some things they’d like to accomplish before that dynamic shifts.