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.

    April 29, 2016

    House Approves Education Budget; Funding for Non-Public School Mandates; Omnibus Budget Proposal Passed In Michigan House; Action Next Week in Senate; Michigan Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting the Sale of Fetal Tissue, Body Parts; Juvenile Justice Bills Pass State House, Continue Forward to Senate; Michigan Supreme Court: Juvenile Lifers to Be Re-Sentenced.

    April 22, 2016

    Department of Health and Human Services Budget Continues Forward to Full Chambers; Education Measures Approved by House and Senate Appropriations Committees; The Word from Lansing Column: Just Governance — A Lesson in Loving Our Neighbors; Additional Briefs Submitted in Little Sisters HHS Mandate Case.

    April 15, 2016

    Committees Include Funding for Health, Welfare, and Safety Mandates for Non-Public Schools; Budget Measures Impacting Education Funding Continue to Full House and Senate; State Health and Human Services Budget Proposals Move Forward from Subcommittees; Senate Unanimously Approves Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Package; State Board of Ed Drafts Guidelines for Transgender Students; Public Comment Period Open; Flint Emergency Disaster Period Extended to August.

    April 8, 2016

    Urge U.S. House to Pass Federal Conscience Protection Act; Watch New CRS Video and Support Federal Human Trafficking Bills; Human Trafficking Hotline Bill Becomes Law; Pope Francis Issues New Document on Love in the Family: Amoris Laetitia.

    April 1, 2016

    U.S. Supreme Court Requests Additional Briefs in HHS Case; Governor Snyder Approves Funding for Detroit Public School District; USCCB Calls for Congress to Adopt the Conscience Protection Act; Spring Legislative Recess Continues Until April 12; Happy Feast of the Divine Mercy This Sunday.

    March 25, 2016

    Abortion Coercion Bills Continue to Michigan Senate; State Budget Discussions Continue; Lawmakers Head for Spring Recess; Bill to Provide Information About Spina Bifida to Parents Considered in Committee; U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor HHS Mandate Case; Detroit Archbishop Opens House Session With Prayer.

    March 18, 2016

    House Committee Approves Bills to Combat Vulnerable Adult Abuse; Human Trafficking Hotline Legislation Awaits Action from the Full Senate; Michigan House Approves Emergency Funding for Detroit Public Schools; Three New Lawmakers Take Their Seats in Lansing This Week; MCC Detroit Free Press Article Highlights Need for Juvenile Justice Bills; The Word from Lansing Column: Practicing Mercy in the State Budget.

    March 4, 2016

    Primary Elections Will Be Held This Tuesday — Take the Time to Vote; Catholic Educators Advocate at the State Capitol This Week; Michigan House Approves Human Trafficking Hotline Posting Measure; U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Texas Abortion Law.

    February 26, 2016

    Refugees and Catholic Social Teaching the Topic of New FOCUS; Budget Discussions Beginning in Michigan Legislature; Debate Continues on Measures to Address Detroit Public School Debt; Senate Legislation Prohibits Sale of Human Tissue or Cells; Criminal Justice Legislation Awaits Further Consideration in House; Bill to Halt Expansion of Nude Bars Now in House Committee; Gaylord Bishop Gives Invocation to Begin Senate Session.

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