Lansing Update

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.

    June 5, 2015

    MCC Testifies on Behalf of EITC, Action Needed to Protect This Vital Anti-Poverty Tool; Michigan Legislature Approves Final Budget Proposals, Now Await Governor’s Signature; Expanded Shared Time Services Bill Continues to Full Michigan House.

    May 29, 2015

    2015–2016 State Budget Almost Final; MCC Will Testify Against Bill Eliminating Earned Income Tax Credit; The Word from Lansing Column Highlights Foster Care Awareness Month; Spanish Resources Now Available on Michigan Celebrates Marriage Website.

    May 22, 2015

    Watch Memorial Mass This Coming Monday on EWTN; Bill Prohibiting Religious Censorship in Schools Continues to Full Senate; House Committee Considers Bills Addressing Domestic Violence; Testimony Heard on Shared Time Services for Kindergarteners; Governor Issues Special Criminal Justice Message; Federal Human Trafficking Legislation Before President For Final Approval.

    May 15, 2015

    Third Commercial From Michigan Celebrates Marriage Now Available Online; Road Funding Discussions Continue; House Republican Plan Announced; Revenue Estimating Conference Shows Increased Revenues for State; Bill to Stop Expansion of Nude Bars in Michigan Passes Senate Committee; E-Cigarette Legislation Approved by Senate Committee; USCCB Report on Immigrant Detention Calls for Reform; U.S. House Passes Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

    May 8, 2015

    Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Road Funding Proposal; Senate Passes State Budget Proposal, Conference Committees on the Horizon; Two Anti-Religious Liberty Measures Become Law in DC.

    May 1, 2015

    Michigan Celebrates Marriage Releases Second Commercial; An Update on the Michigan Budget and Next Week’s Ballot Proposal; Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Marriage Case; Testimony Heard in Senate Committee Regarding Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Events and Advocacy Promote Greater Awareness of Human Trafficking.

    April 24, 2015

    ACTION ALERT! Encourage Your Senator to Support Faith-Based Adoption Bills; Budget Proposals Now Move to Full House and Senate; Faith Leaders Stand Up for Marriage, Religious Freedom Prior to Supreme Court Marriage Case; New FOCUS Publication Explains Proposal 1 — May 5th Road Funding Proposal.

    March 27, 2015

    Key Budget Priorities Move Forward to Appropriations Committees; ACTION ALERT! Speak Out for the Protection of Life and Liberty in DC; Michigan State Police Issues School Safety Grants; Several Catholic Schools Among Winners; STEM Diploma Recognition Bills Await Action in Michigan Senate.

    March 20, 2015

    MCC Applauds Passage of Faith-Based Adoption Bills; “Choose Life” License Plates Continue to House Committee After Senate Approval; Watch the Telephone Town Hall on School Choice.

    March 13, 2015

    Action Will Soon Be Needed to Pass Critical Faith-Based Adoption and Foster Care Bills; School Choice Telephone Town Hall to Be Held Next Wednesday; MCC Interview with Michigan Talk Radio Highlights Current Legislative Issues.

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