This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)
The 2013-14 legislative session is getting off to a gradual start, but leadership in the House announced committee assignments this week and lawmakers started introducing their first bills of the year. The House Education Committee will still be chaired by Rep. Lisa Posthumous Lyons (R-Alto), despite her bid to get another assignment, but 10 of the 17 committee members are new this year. Only eight bills have been referred to the committee so far and none of the bills are sponsored by committee members, an indication that the reluctant chairwoman and her members have yet to determine what policy direction to take in the upcoming year. Also making headlines this week, the Center for Michigan released a thought-provoking report showing significant public support for policy priorities shared by Michigan's secondary principals. Finally, if you missed MASSP and MASB's joint legislative webcast Views from the Capitol, you can access a recording of the show by clicking here.