Don't accuse government of not accomplishing anything; here they're upholding the moral fabric of America by making certain some people can't get a bone marrow transplant when they get leukemia:
The Michigan House approved an amendment to the education budget on Thursday night that will penalize state universities and colleges five percent for offering domestic partner benefits for same-sex or unmarried partners.[...]
The approved budget cuts millions of dollars in state funds from the state's K-12 system while shifting some of the funding from the school aid fund into community college funding. State universities and community college were cut 15 percent in the Senate version of the funding, but in the House funding proposal, those entities are cut by 22 percent unless they hold tuition increases to no higher than 7.1 percent.
The Republican sponsor of the amendment says it ensures that universities will "stop skirting the law and the will of the people," as if all university policies are subject or should be subject to a statewide vote (I shouldn't say that - Republican distrust of organized education means they would try to do that if they could).
The budget goes to conference to be reconciled with the senate version, and then goes to the state's rightwing extremist governor.