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.

    September 2, 2016

    MCC Files Legal Brief Arguing Constitutionality of State Reimbursements for Nonpublic Schools; U.S. Bishops Issue Annual Labor Day Statement; i>The Word from Lansing Column: Love and Peace in the Midst of Violence; Public Comment: NIH Proposes Taxpayer-Funding Research on Animal-Human Chimeras; Pope Francis Addresses Care of Creation: “Show Mercy to Our Common Home”.

    July 15, 2016

    MCC Welcomes Governor’s Request for Supreme Court Opinion on Non-Public School Funding; U.S. House Approves Conscience Protection Act; Bill Continues to U.S. Senate; Domestic Violence Cell Phone Bills Signed Into Law; MCC Supports Successor Judge Bill; Testimony Will Continue in September; Federal First Amendment Defense Act Considered in House Oversight Committee.

    July 1, 2016

    Mandate Funding for Non-Public Schools Included in Final Budget; Send Thank You Now; 2016–2017 Budget Signed Into Law by Governor; CALL TO ACTION: Urge Congress to Pass the Conscience Protection Act; USCCB Laments SCOTUS Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety Law; SCOTUS Declines to Hear Pro-Life Pharmacy Conscience Case; Fortnight for Freedom Draws Attention to Witnesses of Faith.

    June 24, 2016

    ACTION NEEDED: Urge Governor Snyder to Support Health and Safety Mandate Funding; Bill Terminating Parental Rights Becomes Law; USCCB: Federal Agency Fails to Protect Churches from California Elective Abortion Mandate; USCCB Migration Chair Says Supreme Court Immigration Decision “Highly Disappointing”; Governor Snyder Approves Sibling Foster Care Placement Measures; The Word from Lansing Column: Public Transportation and Communities in Need.

    June 10, 2016

    Coercive Abortion Prevention Act Signed Into Law; Legislature Passes Final Versions of the 2016–2017 State Budget; Cell Phone Measures for Victims of Domestic Abuse Continue to Governor; Michigan Senate Passes Restorative Justice Package; Vulnerable Adult Abuse Legislation Moves With Wide Support; Senate Approves Compensation Bill for Wrongful Imprisonment.

    June 3, 2016

    Conference Committees Pass MCC-Priority Education & Safety Proposals; New Report Highlights Non-Public Schools in Michigan; House Approves Domestic Violence Cell Phone Bills With Wide Bipartisan Support; Bills Require Reasonable Efforts to Keep Siblings Together in Foster Placements.

    May 27, 2016

    ACTION NEEDED! Protect the Health and Safety of All Michigan Students; MCC Case Against Federal HHS Mandate Returns to Lower Court; Termination of Parental Rights Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk; Coercive Abortion Prevention Act One Step Away From Becoming Law; Senate Committee Considers and Approves Criminal Justice Measures; Domestic Violence Bills to Modify Cell Phone Plan Pass House Committee; MCC Opposes Legislation That Limits Energy Choice; Bill Before Michigan Senate; USCCB Offers New Video On Behalf of the Federal Conscience Protection Act.

    May 20, 2016

    USCCB President Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on HHS Mandate; The Word from Lansing: Standing Up Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Revenue Estimating Conference Forecasts Lower Than Expected Revenues; House Members Approve, Send Human Trafficking Expungement Bills to Senate; Bill Terminating Parental Rights Passes Senate With Unanimous Support.

    May 13, 2016

    MCC Emphasizes Need to Keep All Michigan Students Safe and Healthy; House Passes Bill Regarding the Role of Successor Judges in Parole Decisions; Reciprocity for Foreign Drivers Licenses Measure Amended, Passed by House; USCCB Blog Highlights 10 Tips from Pope Francis to Improve Dialogue.

    May 6, 2016

    Michigan Senate Approves Budget Bills, Including $5 Million for Non-Public School Mandates; MCC Submits Comments on Proposed State Board of Education Statement; Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Bills Signed Into Law; MCC Testifies On Behalf of Abortion Coercion Bills; House Committee Unanimously Approves Human Trafficking Expungement Bills; Medicaid Services Available for Flint Children and Pregnant Woman.

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