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.

    April 19, 2013

    Effort to Promote Religious Liberty in Health Care Continues; Father David Walkowiak to Succeed Bishop Hurley in Grand Rapids Diocese; U.S. Bishops Welcome Opportunity to Work on Bipartisan Immigration Reform; Stem Cell Reporting Added to Senate Higher Education Budget; Drug-Screening Policy Moves Out of House Committee

    March 8, 2013

    Senate Health Policy Committee Considers Religious Liberty Bill; U.S. Bishops Urge Support for Federal Conscience Legislation; U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Traditional Marriage in June

    February 8, 2013

    2013–2014 Advocacy Priorities Released—Key Focus on Religious Liberty; U.S. Bishops: HHS Proposal Falls Short in Meeting Church Concerns

    February 1, 2013

    Religious Liberty and Conscience Rights Bill Re-Introduced; U.S. Bishops Address Latest Efforts to Reform Immigration; Federal Judge Rules Past Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentence Unconstitutional; Michigan Legislature Returns to Session

    January 11, 2013

    Michigan Catholic Conference’s Quick Guide to Legislative Advocacy; Michigan Legislative Process; Participating in the Legislative Process; Further Resources.

    December 7, 2012

    Senate Passes “Religious Liberty and Conscience Protection Act”; Abortion Facility Licensing Bill Awaits Senate Vote; Conscience Rights for Faith Based Adoption Agencies Passes Committee; Legislation Prohibiting Abortion in Health Care Plans Passes Senate; End of 2011-2012 Legislative Session Approaching

    November 30, 2012

    Your Voice is Needed on 3 Key Issues; Attend Lobby Day December 6th in Support of Pro-Life Legislation; Additional MCC Legislative Priorities

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