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 6, 2014

    Leaders Agree on Budget Targets, Continue to Work Towards Producing Final Budgets; Proposed Tuition Grant Program Increase Benefits Low-Income Students; Department of State Police Grant Funding Includes Nonpublic School Language; Senate Passes Immigration Clerical Assistant Bill, Sends to Governor for Signature; House Education Committee Passes Two Bills To Increase Educational Options; Four Human Trafficking Measures Pass Senate, Continue to House Committee; Action to Protect Children and Families Needed to Address Immigration.

    May 23, 2014

    House and Senate Committees Approve Human Trafficking Legislation; The Word from Lansing: Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences; Senate and House Members Named to Budget Conference Committees; Memorial Day Prayer from the Military Services Archdiocese.

    May 16, 2014

    MCC and USCCB File Amicus Briefs in Michigan Marriage Case; Senate Committee Passes Measures to Protect Human Trafficking Victims; Revenue Estimating Conference Reports Lower Than Expected Revenue for State.

    May 9, 2014

    Senate and House Pass Budget Bills; Human Trafficking Day Held at State Capitol; Bills Move Forward; Michigan Attorney General Files Brief in Marriage Case; Child Support Payment Legislation Discussed in House Committee; Senate Regulatory Reform Committee Considers Immigration Clerical Assistant Bill; MCC Issues New FOCUS on Topic of Juvenile Life Without Parole.

    May 2, 2014

    Legislation to Help Parolees Find Work Passes House; Paternity and Child Support Legislation Considered in House Committee; Testimony Taken on E-Cigarette Legislation in House Committee Prohibiting Sales to Minors.

    April 17, 2014

    Michigan Granted Employment Based Visa Center; The Word from Lansing: Upholding the Truth of Marriage; Bills to Streamline Adoptions Signed by Governor; Happy Easter from Michigan Catholic Conference.

    April 4, 2014

    Border Mass Continues Momentum for Immigration Reform; New Health Plan for Low-Income Residents Now in Effect; Medical Ethics Bills Signed Into Law.

    March 28, 2014

    Michigan Marriage Amendment Back in Effect as Appellate Court Stays Decision; State Department Budgets Pass Subcommittees; Legislators Depart for Spring Recess; Legislation Shortening Adoption Process Headed to Governor; Michigan House Adopts Immigration Resolutions; Discussion on Charitable Gaming Rules Continues; U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Hobby Lobby Religious Freedom Case.

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