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.

    May 3, 2013

    Low-Income Heating Discussion Resumes in Senate; School Attendance Religious Liberty Bill Passes Committee; Discussion Begins on Indigent Defense Reform; Senators Hold Human Trafficking Legislative Day in Lansing; House Unveils Adoption Package; Drug-Screening Bill Headed to Senate.

    April 26, 2013

    State of Michigan 2013–14 Budget Update; Human Trafficking Legislative Day May 2 in Lansing; Immigration Clerical Assistant Bill Passes House Committee; Continued Push Needed for Federal Religious Liberty Legislation.

    April 19, 2013

    Effort to Promote Religious Liberty in Health Care Continues; Father David Walkowiak to Succeed Bishop Hurley in Grand Rapids Diocese; U.S. Bishops Welcome Opportunity to Work on Bipartisan Immigration Reform; Stem Cell Reporting Added to Senate Higher Education Budget; Drug-Screening Policy Moves Out of House Committee

    March 8, 2013

    Senate Health Policy Committee Considers Religious Liberty Bill; U.S. Bishops Urge Support for Federal Conscience Legislation; U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Traditional Marriage in June

    February 8, 2013

    2013–2014 Advocacy Priorities Released—Key Focus on Religious Liberty; U.S. Bishops: HHS Proposal Falls Short in Meeting Church Concerns

    February 1, 2013

    Religious Liberty and Conscience Rights Bill Re-Introduced; U.S. Bishops Address Latest Efforts to Reform Immigration; Federal Judge Rules Past Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentence Unconstitutional; Michigan Legislature Returns to Session

    January 11, 2013

    Michigan Catholic Conference’s Quick Guide to Legislative Advocacy; Michigan Legislative Process; Participating in the Legislative Process; Further Resources.

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