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Lansing Update

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference.

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox.

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June 7, 2019

This week: U.S. House Passes American Dream and Promise Act; House Education Budget Proposals Clear Subcommittees. Read more…

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May 31, 2019

This week: U.S. House to Consider Immigration Reform Measures; The Word from Lansing: Religious Agencies Are Vital Resources for State's Children. Read more…

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May 24, 2019

This week: MCC Urges Support for Dismemberment Abortion Ban Petition; Medically Frail Parole Package Becomes Law; AG's Suit Against Federal Health Care Conscience Rules 'Disappointing'; Memorial Day Recognizes Those Who Died in Service to Our Nation; Bishop Robert Gruss Named as 7th Bishop of Saginaw Diocese. Read more…

An African-American boy smiles while playing at a playground

May 17, 2019

This week: Petition Drive Likely as Gov Threatens Veto to Pro-Life Bills; Pro-Life Resolution Adopted by Michigan House; Update on State Budget Recommendations for 2019–2010; House Committee Approve Abuse Prevention Measures; Bills to Prohibit E-Cigs to Minors Sent to Governor. Read more…

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May 10, 2019

This week: MCC Brings Catholic Pro-Life Message to Legislature; House Committee Supports Dignity of Life Resolution; Senate Approves Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; Happy Mother's Day from MCC. Read more…

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May 3, 2019

This week: Catholics and Muslims Speak in Defense of Religious People and Devotions; Senate Clears Medically Frail Parole Measures; House Committee Passes Dismemberment Abortion Ban; Senate Appropriations Committee Approves State Budget Bills; MCC Supports Package re Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse; USCCB Commends New Health Care Conscience Regulations. Read more…

MCC Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee, J.D. testifying in the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of House Bills 4320-4321, legislation that would prohibit dismemberment abortion in Michigan

April 26, 2019

This week: MCC Speaks Out Against Dismemberment Abortion Procedure; Priority "Raise the Age" Packages Pass House and Senate; MCC Offers Support for Catholic Charities Lawsuit; Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Announce State Budget Proposals; Parole for Medically Frail Bills Pass Committee; Senate Will Consider Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; E-Cigarette Ban to Minors Clears Senate; May FOCUS: Clean and Affordable Water for All; MCC Honored with Three PACE Awards for PR Efforts. Read more…

From left to right, Aamina Ahmed, Karen Holcomb Merrill from the Michigan League for Public Policy, and MCC’s Policy Advocate Paul Stankewitz participate in a panel discussion during Muslim Capitol Day

April 19, 2019

This week: ACTION NEEDED! Urge Support for Raise the Age in Both Chambers; MCC Offers Support for Federal Lawsuit, Buck v. Gordon; Engagement With Officials Addressed by MCC at Muslim Capitol Day; Senate Approves Hospice Exemption Bills; The Word from Lansing: Standing Against Religious Bigotry. Read more…

A young nurse smiles at an elderly woman in a wheelchair while handing her a glass of water

April 12, 2019

This week: Committees Consider "Raise the Age"—MCC Testifies; MCC Raises Concerns on Sanctuary City Bills; Hospice Exemption Bills Continue to House Floor; MCC Submits Public Comments on MI-Post Forms; Suicide Prevention Commission Bill Has MCC Support. Read more…

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April 5, 2019

This week: Discharge Petition Needs More Signatures for Vote on Born-Alive Act. Note: Michigan lawmakers are currently back in their home districts for the spring legislative recess. They will return to Lansing for regular session next week on Tuesday, April 9. Read more…

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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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