Lansing Update

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 28, 2013

    HHS Releases Final Mandate Rule, Effective Date Delayed; MCC Applauds Senators Stabenow and Levin for Immigration Vote; Senate Committee to Discuss Medicaid Next Week; MCC Participates in Grand Rapids Human Life and Dignity Symposium; MCC Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Decision.

    June 21, 2013

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Parental Consent Legislation; Second Annual Fortnight for Freedom Begins Today; Legislature Adjourns for Summer; Says Review of Medicaid Reform Will Continue; Other Legislative and Judicial Updates.

    June 14, 2013

    Medicaid Reform Passes House with Bipartisan Support; Support Needed for Abortion Insurance Petition Drive; Indigent Reform Clears House and Senate; House Approves Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill; Governor Signs 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Testifies on Behalf of Religious Censorship Prohibition; Medical Good Faith Provisions Act Signed by Governor.

    June 7, 2013

    House and Senate Pass Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Continues Push for Medicaid Reform; MCC Applauds House Passage of Multi-Bill Adoption Package.

    May 24, 2013

    MCC and Catholic Health Care Leaders Testify in Support of Medicaid Reform; Indigent Defense Legislation Passes House Committee; Budget Targets Set, Conference Committees Named; House Names Representative Rutledge New Minority Floor Leader; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House with Unanimous Support.

    May 17, 2013

    MCC Joins With Catholic Health Providers to Issue Guiding Principles for Medicaid Reform; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House Committee; Senate Passes Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill; Consensus Estimating Conference Shows Higher than Projected Revenues.

    May 10, 2013

    Senate Committee Considers Indigent Defense Legislation; USCCB Issues New Bulletin Insert on Marriage; Religious Liberty Reminder.

    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.

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