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.

    July 5, 2013

    MCC Applauds Governor’s Signature of Indigent Defense Reform; Low-Income Energy Assistance Signed into Law; Chairman of USCCB Religious Liberty Committee Renews Call for Federal Conscience Protections; Senate Launches Healthy Michigan Workgroup to Study Medicaid Reform.

    June 28, 2013

    HHS Releases Final Mandate Rule, Effective Date Delayed; MCC Applauds Senators Stabenow and Levin for Immigration Vote; Senate Committee to Discuss Medicaid Next Week; MCC Participates in Grand Rapids Human Life and Dignity Symposium; MCC Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Decision.

    June 21, 2013

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Parental Consent Legislation; Second Annual Fortnight for Freedom Begins Today; Legislature Adjourns for Summer; Says Review of Medicaid Reform Will Continue; Other Legislative and Judicial Updates.

    June 14, 2013

    Medicaid Reform Passes House with Bipartisan Support; Support Needed for Abortion Insurance Petition Drive; Indigent Reform Clears House and Senate; House Approves Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill; Governor Signs 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Testifies on Behalf of Religious Censorship Prohibition; Medical Good Faith Provisions Act Signed by Governor.

    June 7, 2013

    House and Senate Pass Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Continues Push for Medicaid Reform; MCC Applauds House Passage of Multi-Bill Adoption Package.

    May 24, 2013

    MCC and Catholic Health Care Leaders Testify in Support of Medicaid Reform; Indigent Defense Legislation Passes House Committee; Budget Targets Set, Conference Committees Named; House Names Representative Rutledge New Minority Floor Leader; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House with Unanimous Support.

    May 17, 2013

    MCC Joins With Catholic Health Providers to Issue Guiding Principles for Medicaid Reform; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House Committee; Senate Passes Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill; Consensus Estimating Conference Shows Higher than Projected Revenues.

    May 10, 2013

    Senate Committee Considers Indigent Defense Legislation; USCCB Issues New Bulletin Insert on Marriage; Religious Liberty Reminder.

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