Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

lieutenant governor brian calley at podium
Courtesy of Governor Rick Snyder's Office

Most rallies these days are focused on the 2016 presidential election. But a different kind of crowd showed up Wednesday on the State Capitol lawn. Parents, lawmakers and advocates gathered there to raise awareness for the needs of students with special needs in Michigan.

Inside the Michigan Capitol looking up at the dome.
Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Michigan legislators are turning their attention from away lawmaking to campaigning.

State lawmakers have a couple days on their calendar next month, but for the most part, Michigan legislators will be busy campaigning.

But as state lawmakers leave Lansing, there’s still more to do on the legislative agenda.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says it’s a common problem nearing the end of a legislative term. State lawmakers leave to campaign for re-election and leave thousands of bills waiting for action.

Gov. Rick Snyder

The hallmark of Rick Snyder’s tenure as Michigan’s governor has been his relentless drive to run government like a business.

Many believe that putting the bottom line first is what helped cause the Flint water crisis.