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.

    March 14, 2014

    Immigration Resolutions Considered in Michigan Competitiveness Committee; Medicaid Expansion and Abortion Opt-Out Take Effect This Week; Five Human Trafficking Bills Reported from Criminal Justice Committee; Archbishop Vigneron Offers Invocation Prior to Michigan House Session; Marriage Trial Decision Expected Next Week.

    March 7, 2014

    Juvenile Life Legislation Signed; Cases Begin in Michigan Supreme Court; MCC Continues to Support Human Trafficking Legislation; Michigan Marriage Trial Update.

    February 21, 2014

    MCC Supports Medical Ethics Bills Before House Committee; Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Victim Impact Statement Bills With MCC Support; Senate Passes Human Trafficking Bills that Address Victim Needs, Now Await House Action; Marriage Redefinition Trial Begins February 25th for Michigan; Michigan Catholic Teen Writes Legal Brief on Behalf of Juvenile Lifers.

    February 14, 2014

    Debate Begins on 2014–2015 State Budget, Governor’s Recommendations; Surplus Leads to Tax Relief Proposal; Juvenile Life Without Parole Legislation Passes Michigan Legislature; Human Trafficking Bills Continue to Pass; National Marriage Week Celebrates Sacrament of Marriage; MCC Appreciative of Action During CSMG.

    January 31, 2014

    Catholics Schools Week Celebrates Achievements of Catholic Education; Senate Committee Approves Legislation Connecting Human Trafficking Victims to Services; Governor to Present Budget Recommendations Next Week.

    January 24, 2014

    House Approves Several Human Trafficking Bills; House Commerce Committee Considers Legislation to Help Parolees Find Work; Despite Cold, March for Life Brings Thousands to DC; Pope Francis Releases 48th World Communications Day Message.

    January 17, 2014

    MCC Comments on Governor Snyder’s Immigration Proposal; Michigan House Officially Recognizes Contributions of Catholic Schools; January 22nd Marks March for Life in Washington DC; Human Trafficking Legislation Passes House Committee; Graphic Improvements Made to Catholic Advocacy Network Site.

    January 10, 2014

    Support for Federal Conscience Legislation Needed; Poverty and Migration in the Spotlight This Month; Visit MCC’s Re-Designed Advocacy Resource Pages.

    January 3, 2014

    U.S. Court of Appeals Grants MCC an Injunction Regarding HHS Mandate; USCCB President Asks for Relief From HHS Mandate; Sunday Marks Beginning of National Migration Week.

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