Lawmakers return to Lansing next week. There are three scheduled weeks of session before the end of the year, and legislative leaders are hoping to make the best of it.
Bills that have been introduced this year won’t “die” on December 31st. But all the seats in the House will be up for election in 2020, which means getting things done in Lansing will likely give way, at least a little bit, to election season.
A priority for Republicans and Democrats is legislation involving gambling. The package of bills would legalize sports betting and online gaming – among other things.